by Rev Douglas Brauner
How do we know the majesty of God?
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The LORD reigns; he is robed in majesty; the LORD is robed; he has put on strength as his belt. Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved. Your throne is established from of old; you are from everlasting.
Psalm 93:1-2 English Standard Version
Have you ever had that experience when you visit one of God’s amazing creations, and you say to yourself, “I’ve got to take a picture of this,” only to be disappointed at the results? What you saw was much more glorious, magnificent, and splendid than what your camera captured. One trick that is often used to give scale to a picture is to include people in the photo.
You probably didn’t notice the people at the bottom of this picture, from the Garden of the Gods. In fact, you have to make the picture larger to see them. They seem like a shadowed crack in the small rock formation at the bottom. I knew that I needed people in this picture to give it a sense of size, but even then their stature is not large enough to make a difference.
How majestic is our God? How do we discover the scale of God in comparison to ourselves?
The psalmist declares that God has established the world, that it cannot and will not be moved. In other words, we’re so small that we don’t even fit in the picture. The scale of God’s majesty is beyond comprehension.
If it were not for the love of God we could never fathom a pebble of God’s greatness. However, in his love he has given us his Son, a human being, that could be seen, touched, and listened to. In this human being we see the majesty of God bending down to forgive, renew, and strengthen us.
How big is our God? Big enough to love and forgive us…to love and forgive you.
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