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March 17, 2008

Last Thursday, I left a little early for church, & I began driving up the hills near my church (the same hills my old room, my room from birth to age 13, overlooked). I found a place high enough & parked my car.

I was alone, & below was the valley. Streams of silver on the highways. The puddle that was actually a large lake. Small dots that were homes. Even smaller dots — too small to distinguish — people.

It was good being up there. Something about seeing my “world” as a mere dot was humbling.

It was good to see myself as a dot again — such a busy, self-consumed dot. Such a small dot, but such a great God. Such a self-important dot forgetting the glory of God.

Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand & marked the heavens with a span, enclosed the dust of the earth in a measure & weighed the mountains in scales & the hills in a balance?

Behold, the nations are like a drop from a bucket, & are accounted as the dust on the scales; behold, he takes up the coastlands like fine dust.

All the nations are as nothing before him, they are accounted by him as less than nothing and emptiness.

To whom then will you liken God, or what likeness compare with him?

Do you not know? Do you not hear? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them like a tent to dwell in; who brings princes to nothing, and makes the ruler of the earth as emptiness.”

(Isaiah 40:12, 15, 17, 18, 21-23)

He is God Most High.

I [Nebuchadnezzar] blessed the Most High, & praised & honored him who lives forever,

for his dominion is an everlasting dominion,
and his kingdom endures from generation to generation;
all the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing,
& he does according to his will among the host of heaven
& among the inhabitants of the earth;
& none can stay his hand
or say to him, “What have you done?”

Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, for all his works are right and his ways are just; and those who walk in pride he is able to humble.”

(Daniel 4:34-35, 37)

I’m but a dot. He alone is Most High.

How small am I & how small are my cares in comparison to such a great & holy & glorious God.
Yet, how deeply, how truly He cares for me.

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me . . .

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3 Responses to “.”

  1. Wayne Pleiter Says:

    A close read of scripture answers your question regarding the ultimate cause of death – Christ gave up his life – it wasn’t taken from him as if he reluctantly suffered in our place – rather he gave up his spirit – (cf. John 19:30) for the sake of sinners – even Isaiah 53:12 prophesied this fact we he stated “because He poured out his soul to death.”
    Blessed Easter to you.

    Wayne,

    Perth Australia

  2. Berylaq Says:

    thats for sure, dude

  3. tia Says:

    Wayne: Yes! :] He willingly gave it up according to the “definite plan & foreknowledge of God” . . . which makes it even more amazing . . . Thank you for the reminder!


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