In a Nutshell

In the last couple of posts, I’ve been ruminating on the majesty and awesome “bigness” of God, of how His position as the Creator of the universe necessarily puts him way beyond anything we are equipped to imagine  (See the posts under “The Majesty of God” category).  When you consider Who God really is, it is astonishing to read the following verse from Isaiah, a verse that I believe is the key to the whole Bible.  It contains the message of the Bible in a nutshell:

For this is what the high and lofty One says — he who lives forever, whose name is holy: “I live in a high and holy place, but also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite. Isaiah 57:15

There is so much in that short verse I’m going to take it in small chunks.  But for now, consider this: Almighty God, Who created the vast universe, says that He lives in a high, holy place – call it Heaven – no surprise about that.  But He also lives, He says, with certain people.  Who?  Not those who are important enough, or rich enough, or smart enough, or famous enough, not even those who are good enough or religious enough; He lives with those who are lowly enough!  Why would God do that?  Why would He want to live with any human being on this tiny planet?  And why lowly people?  Chew on that…

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