I was sitting in a terminal of Chicago Midway airport, surrounded by throngs of people preparing to visit family, take a vacation, or travel for work, when I had an unremarkable epiphany.
God cares about every…single…soul…here. Every one.
Not only that, He cares about every thought, feeling, worry, prayer, experience, heartache, and fear of every…single…soul…here.
As I sat with my fellow passengers at gates 20-26, I thought about what it would be like to care about every person in this area. There are hundreds. And to know about and care about their heart, their life, their eternal soul. I was overwhelmed. Just following the phone conversations of the five people surrounding me was making my head swim.
And these throngs of people also know and interact with so many other people.
And then multiply those people, their thoughts, hopes, dreams, cares, and fears
Then add the animals, all the species, their natures, their feeding, their offspring.
Then add the physical happenings of the world. The weather, the dew, the tides, the rotations of the planets.
God is so vast. His understanding is so awesome. His power is so magnificent. His love is so great.
I cannot comprehend the nature of God. And I am totally fine with that. In fact, I’m in awe of that.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9
What makes you realize the vastness of God?