“A man fell off a cliff, caught a branch, and screamed for help. A voice above told him, I am your God. I can help you if you let go.” The man replied, “Is anybody else up there?”
It’s an old story usually good for a laugh because we all identify with how the man felt. We face situations which we aren’t sure that the God up there can really help us, and wonder if anybody else is available. But, have you ever stopped to think about how big God is? The Scriptures tell us that God created the heavens and the earth. How big are the heavens and the earth? It is 240,000 miles from earth to the moon, yet that’s a mere fraction of the distance between the earth and Mars. Then, think of the space between Mars and Pluto, which is millions of mile still farther out.
Even with our “tiny” solar system, our distances are almost beyond comprehension. And yet, we are but one of the many solar systems within the Milky Way. And the Milky Way is one of billions of other galaxies.
It is beyond the capacity of the human mind to understand how big, how vast, how glorious, how grand, and how beautiful God is. And yet, from his grandeur, magnificence, and size, God comes to touch the heart of the any person who turns to Him in faith. He is also a God of details. Scripture tells us He knows the number of hairs on our heads. He cares for the lilies of the field and for every sparrow, yet He cares for us much more than that. God is interested in the details of your life. He knows exactly where you are at this moment and He knows every problem that you face. He knows your frustrations. He knows when you are hoping against hope.
Dare to believe that God does love you. Believe it against all odds. Dream against all dreams that God does care about you and has a plan for your life and wants you to succeed. Look to God when the reports are bad, when there appears to be no hope. As you hope against hope, God will hear your prayers.
“May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we find our hope in you.” Psalm 33:22
Betty Boudreau, Elder