Children Of A Smaller God

“The temple I am going to build will be great, because our God is greater than all other gods. But who is able to build a temple for him, since the heavens, even the highest heavens, cannot contain him? Who then am I to build a temple for him, except as a place to burn sacrifices before him?” (2 Chronicles 2:5–6, NIV 1984). 

My Musings – Did you ever re-visit some of the places of your youth and swear that they were much larger back then?  The skyscrapers in the “big city?”  The bluffs overlooking the hiking trails?  That amusement park?  Your old grade school?  The church you used to attend.  You get the idea.

It seems to me that we used to have a bigger God when I was younger.  He was big enough to create the universe in six literal days, or make it seem much longer (eons) than that (Einstein would understand).  Big enough to make a virgin birth possible, part seas, cause the rise and fall of kings and kingdoms, reverse the the earths rotation, walk on water, cure disease and raise the dead.

Today’s God is no where big enough to do any of those things.  The “science” says “not possible,” doesn’t it?  More likely that all that is came from nothing that was, isn’t it?  Except for one “minor” detail. “What is impossible with men is possible with God.” (Luke 18:27, NIV 1984 ).  What is inconceivable to man, is more than feasible for God.  So, how “big” is your god?  What you need is the God.

My Advice – If you are a regular reader of my musings, you can see through my sarcasm.  Of course God is as big as He ever was.  Our minds have just gotten too narrow to let Him in.  Don’t let this be you.  If you don’t let Him in, you’ll never get in.  You know where.

Author: thebrewisamusing

I was raised in a Christian family and my earliest childhood memories include regular Sunday school and Church attendance as a family. I was taught that our Judeo-Christian values were not just a part of our Sunday routine they should be part of our character and influence all aspects of our lives. I was also taught that as important as these values were they could not save us. We must also be “born again” by accepting Christ.

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