The Big Picture

Father, I am ever growing…ever learning. May I always be longing for more of You in my life… more of Your love… more of Your wisdom. I would claim John the Baptist’s statement in regards to You as my own, “He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.” (John 3:30) Amen.

Revelation 1:8 (<<click green)

One of the difficult things of life, Lord, as we live it, is how limited it is. We are born and in the scheme of things, live a few short years and then we die. Some may leave a long-lasting legacy but for the most part, we are forgotten after a couple of generations.

We read King Solomon’s book of Ecclesiastes and has anything changed in almost 3000 years? He writes,

“Everything is meaningless…completely meaningless… Everything is wearisome beyond description. No matter how much we see, we are never satisfied. No matter how much we hear, we are not content.” 1:2,8

We find absolutely no hope in the finite…

But You, Lord? You are not finite but infinite! Only in You do we find hope. This verse in Revelation proclaims Your all-encompassing existence. You are “the Alpha and the Omega (the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet) the beginning and the end.” As a footnote in the Amplified Bible puts it, “this verse is an expression of God’s absolute supremacy over all things.” Speaking of You it states,

 “…Who is [existing forever] and who was [continually existing in the past] and Who is to come, the Almighty [the Omnipotent, the Ruler of all].”

You, Lord, are what makes life worth living. In and of ourselves we are limited – You are unlimited. We can only see the here and now, and even that is quite often cloudy – You see everything – the big picture, all the little nuances, all the connections and overlaps – all inclusive, nothing missed. Where King Solomon saw only meaninglessness, You, Lord, in seeing it all, see the meaning!

We have meaning. We have purpose… in You. And as the old Gospel song goes. “We’ll understand it better by and by.” Amen.

June 12th, Mon, 6:18 am