Two, maybe three times this week someone spoke or wrote words that suggested that God is maybe not as big as we think He is.  It really bothered me.  My God is big.  Huge!  Enormous!!  Immeasurable to my puny little human mind.  Just because I can’t understand how big and powerful He is does not mean I should try to squish Him down into a box that fits my brain.

Recently I visited a Christian book store with a couple of my boys.  I can’t remember the conversation between the clerk and one of my boys, but I do remember him saying that God knows what we are going to do before we even do it.  The clerk said, “Well, I don’t know that He knows what we are going to do, but He is great.”  As we left the store, my son turned to me and said, “But Mom, the Bible tells us that God knows our thoughts before we speak them.”  Yes indeed.  Read the Word.  Psalm 139:4 – Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O LORD, You know it altogether.  And Isaiah 46:9-10 – Remember the former things of old, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done….

During my Bible study this week, words were written that indicate that because God is so much greater than we are, then His time table is bigger than ours and thus, while creation on our time table was only 6 days, it was billions of years for God.  My question, who created time?  God did!  I don’t believe we can assign time to God.  As the creator of time, He is outside of it, not restricted by it.  If we believe that the Word of God is inspired by the Holy Spirit (2 Timothy 3:16), then we must believe that the words Moses wrote when writing the book of Genesis are of God.  The Hebrew word that Moses used to describe the creation (Genesis 1:5b) is the word for a 24-hour day.

Also during my Bible study, it was suggested that ‘Then God said, “Let there be light’; and there was light” meant that this light that God created was the spirit of the Messiah, who would later take on human form in Jesus.  A number of scripture passages were quoted which refer to Jesus as the Light of the world.  But something just seemed unsettling to me about this.  Then I reconsidered John 1:1-4 – In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.  All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.  In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.

Compare to the first 5 words of the Bible:  “In the beginning God created….”  First of all, the Word was Jesus, the Messiah, and He was with God and was God…in the beginning.  God did not create the Messiah because He was part of Him.  Do I understand that?  Not with my human mind, but that is why God’s thoughts are higher than my thoughts.

Second, all things were made through Him (Jesus, the Messiah), and without Him nothing was made that was made.  In the beginning God created.  The spirit of the Messiah had to have been with God already before “let there be light” in order for all things to have been created by through Him.

Here’s the deal.  To me, all of these things listed above just seem to diminish my God and my Savior.  If God does not know everything, including the future and what I am going to do before I do it; and if God is limited by the time that He created, and couldn’t create the world in only 6 24-hour days, but needed billions of years to do it instead; and if the spirit of the Messiah was created by God, and not was not God, then He is not a God powerful enough for me.  I want to worship and serve a God is greater than anything I can fathom.  If I can shrink Him, then He is not God, He is just a limited being that can be explained away.  BUT, (and I thank God for that but!) He IS omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent.  And He is worthy of my praise, and the sacrifice of my life in service to Him.  He is worthy to be called the One and only True God.