“A Wondrous Work”
The world in which we live is vast. The earth's land mass of 57,491,000 square miles is
divided up into approximately 193 internationally recognized countries and is home to 6.66
billion people. The largest mountain peak is a towering 29,029 feet. The ocean waters spread
themselves across 140 million square miles while the universe above is home to billions of
stars, 3,000 of which are visible to the naked eye. This is indeed great by our human
standards but chapter 40 of Isaiah contains some comparisons which brings all of this planet's
greatness into the right perspective:
has measured the waters in the hollow of His (God's) hand,
And marked off the heavens by the
And calcuated the dust of the earth
by the measure,
And weighed the mountains in a balance,
And the hills in a pair of scales?"
"Behold the nations are like a drop from a bucket,
and are regarded as a
speck of dust on the scales."
"It is He (God) who sits above the vault of the earth,
and its inhabitants are like
Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain
and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in.
He it is who reduces rulers to nothing,
Who makes the judges of the earth meaningless."
In light of God's enormity and the world in which we live, we may be tempted to feel small,
unnoticed or forgotten about in our daily circumstances but continue on in the chapter and
hear the call to shift our focus:
"Lift up your eyes on high
And see who has created these stars,
The One who leads forth their host by number,
He calls them all by name;
Because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power,
Not one of them is missing."
If the LORD God keeps track of billions upon billions of stars and has a name for each one,
how much more does He not take note of you. He sees, He knows and longs to make Himself known
to you through His Son in your present state as you look to Him in believing trust & faith.
Take time today to read the rest of the chapter (verses 27-31) and be encouraged by the
wondrous work of our God.
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