God is huge. He is at the highest height and the deepest low. The furthest galaxy discovered by spectroscopy is z8_GND_5296. 6. The galaxy is 13.8 billion light-years old, or 13.8 billion light-years away. Spatially speaking, it’s the highest height. The deepest depth is the Challenger Deep, part of a trench 6.85 miles beneath the U.S. Territorial Island of Guam. From the zero gravity of space to the 1,000-times atmospheric pressure of the deep seas, you can find the greatness and glory of God. And no matter where you go, God’s love is available. You can’t escape it, even if you could escape time and space. His love transcends time and space. God is beyond our comprehension and unfailing in his love. Psalm 145:10-12 says, “All your works praise you, LORD; your faithful people extol you. They tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might, so that all people may know of your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.”
God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit worked together in the indescribable work of creation. Paul writes in Colossians 1:16, “For in Him (Christ) all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.”
God is infinitely greater than anything we can begin to imagine. One of our challenges is that we want to reduce God to our size, to our way of thinking. This diminishes the majesty of God and results in a skewed perspective of who He is.
In his book With, Skye Jethani tells about a test that Scot McKnight gives every year to his incoming group of college students: The test begins with a series of questions about what the students think Jesus is like. Is he moody? Does he get nervous? Is he the life of the party or an introvert? The twenty-four questions are then followed by a second set—with slightly altered language—in which the students answer questions about their own personalities. Other professionals have administered the same kind of exam. But the results are remarkably consistent—everyone thinks Jesus is just like them. McKnight says, “The test results also suggest that, even though we like to think we are becoming more like Jesus, the reverse is probably more the case: we try to make Jesus like ourselves.” McKnight’s personality questionnaire confirms what the French philosopher Voltaire said three centuries ago: “If God has made us in his image, we have returned him the favor.”
We must never underestimate the magnitude of our God. And we must be careful not to underestimate what He can do. Ephesians 3:20-21 says, “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.” We serve a magnificent God, and we need to trust Him to do the magnificent in and through us!