Visual Verses #4
“Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.” – Jeremiah 32:17
Some people simply can’t fathom it (they don’t want to because of what they think it would mean for them personally), but if you believe that the opening verses of the Bible are true, have you stopped to really consider how profound it is that God spoke this world into existence. From the electrons to the stars, God created and continues to sustain all the world as we know it…and yet, we struggle to believe that he will be able to take care of us.
After searching all week for something to share in this “Visual Verses” series, I ended up watching a show by Chip Ingram that was about dreaming God-sized dreams for His glory. The verse from Jeremiah reminds us what God is able to do – really that He is able to do anything! When we consider whether we can afford to trust God as we begin to let ourselves become passionately invested in our God-honoring dreams, His creation is a reminder that He knows how to follow through on a project…BIG TIME!
One of God’s “big time” productions that I’ve had the blessing to witness in person is the Chugach Range that stretches east from Anchorage along the Gulf of Alaska. I have a profound attraction to big mountains, so this view up the Matanuska Glacier made quite an impression on me. It felt like I was looking into another world almost or through a portal to the Himalayas.
I could sense that standing amongst the mountains that make up the backdrop for this image would provide a perspective of scale unlike anything I’ve experienced. It remains something that I know about but have not experienced, just like those who haven’t stepped out, in faith, to the work for which God has called them. You can know a great deal about God, and there’s nothing inherently wrong with that, but I want to stand in the middle of the Mountains. I want to experience God’s love, grace, and power.