“Yours, LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the splendor and the majesty, for everything in the heavens and on earth belongs to you. Yours, LORD, is the kingdom, and you are exalted as heaven over all.” 1 Chronicles 29:11
We often use the term “great” in a very casual way. For example, “We have a great time” or “that meal was great!” We even use it sarcastically when something goes wrong by saying “oh…great.” But what is meant by the phrase “God is great”?
God’s greatness is often hard for us to wrap our minds around. He is the creator and sustainer of all that is seen and all that is unseen. Therefore, we understand his power to be without limit. He has designed and understands perfectly every system in the universe, from the smallest most complex atom to the vast forces at work keeping planets in their order. His knowledge is vast and beyond measure. He is spiritual in his composition, and is in every location at one time. There is nowhere we can go to escape his sight.
This should be humbling to say the least. When we think ourselves powerful, wise, or capable we should remember we are but a dim reflection of the one who created us. However, we should also remember that we are benefactors of God’s greatness. We live and thrive in the universe he created. Breathing his air, drinking his water, enjoying his creation. We are humbled, but also grateful for his provision for this day, and every day to come. Lastly, we take comfort that this universe is in the hands of such a capable creator. As the child’s song says, “He’s got the whole world in his hands.”
As we celebrated this past weeked, God is so great, and so good, that he sent his Son Jesus to overcome sin and death by his death and resurrection. This opens the door wide for anyone who would believe in him to come into God’s kingdom and enjoy his greatness forever. No matter what you are facing today, you can always humble yourself, give thanks, and take comfort that God is great. There is nothing he cannot do, no problem he does not understand, and nowhere his hand cannot reach.
We at Treasure Lake Church pray you have found this brief meditation encouraging. We invite all Treasure Lake residents, and those in the surrounding community, to gather with us as we worship the God that is great. We are located at 1427 Bay Rd. and gather weekly for worship services on Saturday at 6:00pm (children’s ministry provided), and on Sunday at 8:30am (no children’s ministry) and 11:00am (children’s ministry provided) as well as Sunday School at 10:00am for all ages.