Remember who He is
Written by Richelle Hecker
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I would never dream of getting this close to a bear in the wild. He’s pretty cute at first glance, but do you see the size of those claws? I didn’t see his teeth and I’m fairly certain that’s just fine. This bear is housed at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo here in Colorado Springs. I was happy to have him come up so close, and pose for this picture, because I knew we had a thick wall of glass between us. I could observe him up close with no fear of what he might decide to do.
I wonder if we often forget who God really is. He has given us a great privilege to come close to him. Through the blood of Jesus, we have been given access to God our Creator. We are allowed to be up close and personal with Him, continually learning more about the details of who He is when we draw nearer. Because of this privilege we sometimes fail to recall the full power and majesty of our God. This is likely in part because of our inability to even fully grasp the concept. Our God is too big for us to see. The biggest words in our vocabulary are too small to contain the creator of all things both visible and invisible.
“Who else has held the oceans in his hand?
Who has measured off the heavens with his fingers?
Who else knows the weight of the earth
or has weighed the mountains and hills on a scale?
Who is able to advise the Spirit of the Lord?
Who knows enough to give him advice or teach him?”
Isaiah 40: 12-13 New Living Translation
Don’t let the fact that God allows us to come close to Him fool you! Do not forget the power and majesty of our God! Step away for awhile from all of the things you may be praying and asking for, and remember who He is. God is loving, gracious, powerful, unfathomable, uncontainable, and a thousand more things inexpressible. Bow down and worship Him.
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