I stumbled upon this blog post today that has been sitting in my draft since 2013. Thought it was about time to post it. ;) What a good reminder that God is as big as I need Him to be.
A few weeks ago or so, I was listening to a podcast from Christ for the Nations Institute. In this podcast, Kari Jobe was teaching on Worship. Kari Jobe is one of my favorite Worship leaders! In this particular session, she mentions a story of this young boy (4 years old) who asked his father in the car one day, “How big is God?”. Then he asked “Is He as big as the trees?”.
Normally, parents might just give an answer to the effect of “God holds the whole world in His hands”. But this father didn’t want to answer his son that way. He wanted to give him an answer that he could really comprehend and understand at his age. So, he began to ask God how to answer his son. This can be somewhat of a daunting question. How do you explain how big God is to a little 4 year old boy?
God spoke to this father and told him: “I am as big as he needs Me to be”.
For this little boy, at 4 years old, the trees looked really big. That’s as big as he could probably comphrehend. Can you see the awe and amazement on his face, when he looked out the car window and saw a big tree and thought about how God was bigger than that tree? At the time Kari told this story, the boy was 6 years old. At 6 years old, the trees wouldn’t seem as big as they did at 4. So, now, maybe the mountains looked really big or as she said a roller coaster. It was something, though, that this boy could understand.
I loved this when I first heard it because God is as big as I need Him to be. I know that may not sound very profound, but it’s this thought that whatever is going on in our lives, mountain high or valley low, God is as big as we need Him to be. That can be comforting. That’s one of the things I love about Praise and Worship. It gets my eyes off of me and what’s going on in my life and puts my gaze back on Jesus where I realize once again how big He is and remember who He is.
Let this be a reminder and a fresh revelation for you that whatever is going on in your life, God is as big as you need Him to be.