A small drop and a big God

April 27, 2010 — Leave a comment

I was out walking in a Virginian field one moist morning, captivated by the beauty.

I took some pictures, and then some close-ups.

What I didn’t realize until I looked at the pictures later was how the drops of water held reflections.

Who knew that something so small could hold something so big.


I feel the same kind of amazement when I consider that God in all his grandeur and majesty shines in me, making my simple small life into something glorious.

For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ. II Corinthians 4:6

But this one drop only shows a few trees from a single forest. Imagine trying to contain a reflection of the whole world. It’s like me, two arms, two legs, one head, trying to comprehend the all-powerful, all-loving God. He is too big for me to take in and I am much too small, like a mere drop of water that dries up in the noonday sun. My view is limited, and I’ll never be able to fully grasp who He is or understand Him completely.

I need what Paul prayed for the Ephesians:
I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints, and His incomparably great power for us who believe. [Ephesians 1:17-18]

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