11 April 2021
“For though the Lord is high, He regards the lowly” Psalm 138:6
This is perhaps one of the greatest wonders to marvel: God is almighty and way above us and far above us in the heaven, yet He is willing to be near us and to be present in our lives and circumstances.
Though He is Lord of the worlds (including the universe), He always has time for us – this indeed gives us a sense of awe, of wonder, of joy, of privilege at being His children and being given a line of communication with Him through our prayer. His eye is on everything every moment, yet we always have His full attention whenever we call on Him.
Ponder over HIs greatness as the infinite and eternal Creator who “dwells in unapproachable light” (1 Timothy 6:16), apparently remote and unreachable. King Solomon declared in 2 Chronicles 6:18: “Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain you”. The prophet Isaiah wrote: “For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit” (Isaiah 57:15). This promise finds its deepest fulfillment when God becomes the Father of insignificant wretched sinful mortals like us, sinners who are contrite in repentance and humble in fleeing by faith to Jesus for refuge. Jesus, God incarnate, becomes our brother and we become ‘family’ with the triune God!
The transcendent God in heaven is free from all the limitations, inadequacies and flaws found in earthly parents and His fatherhood is from every angle absolutely ideal, perfect and glorious. He, the almighty, gives us the privilege of calling Him “Abba” (daddy) in the same way Jesus addresses His Father. Marvel at this and dwell on the fact that there is no better father, no parent more deeply committed to His children’s welfare and well-being or more wise, generous, and gracious in promoting it, than God our Creator.
“Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you.” (Isaiah 49:15)
What a tremendous assurance from the Lord God for all those who are His children and brethren of the Lord Jesus!
Remember, this is our God, our heavenly Father, our loving and gracious Lord, and do not lose heart even when circumstances seem so ‘hostile’ and the enemy seeks to destroy us, using the ‘world’, our indwelling sin and his horde of evil spirits – victory, security, and glory are in the warm and loving arms of our God and heavenly Father and no one can snatch us from His hands. This is our high calling and if God is for us, no one and nothing can be against us – halleluyah, praise be unto God forever and ever – amen!!