Just the Tiniest Part

Job 25-27

These chapters are short, but powerful.

Job’s description of a part of God’s works is absolutely amazing:

He spreads out the northern skies over empty space; he suspends the earth over nothing. He wraps up the waters in his clouds, yet the clouds do not burst under their weight. He covers the face of the full moon, spreading his clouds over it. He marks out the horizon on the face of the waters for a boundary between light and darkness. The pillars of the heaven quake, aghast at his rebuke. By his power he churned up the sea; by his wisdom he cut Rahab to pieces. By his breath the skies become fair; his hands pierced the gliding serpent. And these are but the outer fringe of his works; how faint the whisper we hear of him! Who then can understand the thunder of his power?” —Job 26:7-14.

There are some who believe that if God created the world, he then left it to run on its own. From these verses we know that Job certainly wasn’t one of those. He believed that though nature does run on the timetable God established from the beginning of time, he also continues to have his hand on every aspect of that timetable (Hebrews 1:3).

What a wonderful message. The God who has his hand on the clouds, who shakes the heavens, who sends, and withholds the rain, is the God who watches over me (Psalm 121:3), who sees the tiny sparrow that falls (and loves my cats), who counts the hairs on my head (Matthew 10:29-31) and the tears in my eyes (Psalm 56:8). And what I see is only the smallest part of what he is doing.

In these days of change, of loss, of upheaval, of uncertainty, how special it is to know that nothing escapes his grasp—not even the smallest detail of my life.

Comments

  1. It is awesome to think that God cares for every detail of our lives. Amazing. Thanks for sharing, Lynda.

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  2. I love this reminder, dear Lynda. So encouraging to ALL of us who will but listen :)

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