Big Thoughts from a Small Person

During this trip, our plan is to have each of the men take an evening to lead a Bible study or devotional. My brother-in-law, Matt, was first up last night. He took us to Job to think about God’s questions about who Job thought he was to question God, the One who created and supports all the amazing natural wonders Job had seen but could never really understand. After Job listened to God’s recitation of His mighty works and power, he basically said, “Shut my mouth. You are right, God. You are beyond me.” Matt pointed out that, in a way, the response of the Jews to Peter’s sermon about Jesus’s sacrifice and resurrection in Acts 2 was similar: “When they heard this, they were pricked in their hearts and said…” – what they had been thinking changed right then. They knew the truth of what had been posited, and they would never be the same again.
Reading what God said about His creative power was so apt after a day in Yellowstone spent seeing the products of that work – bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, elk, black and grizzly bears, and those astonishingly-formed bison. Even the little ground squirrels and chipmunks are testament to His design and, yes, also the fuzzy caterpillar I saw inching across the pavement.
It makes me know my smallness, like Job and those Jews. God, you did that? Christ, you did that? Shut my mouth, and let me just give my life as a grateful sacrifice. It’s not much, but it’s all I’ve got.
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  1. Posted June 3, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for the thoughts and perspective!

  2. Posted June 3, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    Feeling a little sorry for myself today. Thanks for the wake up call. I’ll stop whining and realize my insignificance.

  3. Posted June 4, 2012 at 8:22 am | Permalink

    We are a forgetful people and it is always good to dig into the word and remind ourselves of our place and our relationship to God. We live in Nebraska and it is great to hear the midwest being appreciated. The Lord has made everything beutiful and it is good to get out there and enjoy it all. Thanks for taking us on the journey with you.

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