In these brief few paragraphs, you will read my thoughts on the powerful word we received Sunday by our family pastor, Michael Shmidt. Have you ever wondered how tall God is? As a child, I always imagined giants playing golf with the radomes in the fields. What is a radome? According to Radome Services,
"A radome is a structural, weatherproof enclosure that protects a radar system or antenna and is constructed or material that minimally attenuates the electromagnetic single transmitted or received by the antenna. Radomes protect antenna surfaces from weather and/or conceal antenna electronic equipment from public view."
In other words, they are the large “golf ball” looking objects randomly in the middle of fields. As large as these Giants would have to be for these massive objects to look like golf balls, God is more vast and larger. Before we can truly identify God’s limitlessness, it is important to recognize His attributes. In His sovereignty, He is all knowing, all-powerful, and all present. These characteristics and more assure us that He is able to meet any and all of our needs. The Psalmist wrote in Psalm 145:3, “Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised,and his greatness is unsearchable (ESV).” God is so great that it is impossible to know the end of it. As great as we may think many things are, the greatness of God is unsearchable. After doing a little word study we find that “unsearchable” comes from the Hebrew word 'ayin, which means to have not or for lack of. We are limited in our ability to comprehend the greatness of God. We are limited by our own humanity. This does not mean that we cannot comprehend but rather instead that we are incapable through our own abilities.
Our understanding only comes through our willingness to submit to the Lord. As we yield to Him, the Holy Spirit opens our eyes to see the wonders of His majesty. These statements can sometimes be confusing. Phrases like “Wonders of His majesty” or yielding to the Holy Spirit can seem like pious hyperbole but we must not avoid such things in our quest for truth. The apostle John wrote that, “When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come (John 16:13 ESV).”
When it comes to God, people often reject His authority in their lives because they cannot comprehend everything completely. The fact is that our limited ability to understand factors, outside of our control, requires faith. Although some claim that they do not need faith to live their lives, they perjure themselves by their actions. Each and everyday, people drive automobiles and board airplanes. We drive over bridges without a moments notice. Now, I don’t know how everything works on my vehicle, on the planes I have flown on, or the bridges I been over. However, I put my faith in the engineers who designed them and the technicians who built them. My knowledge is limited regarding these amenities because I have not been willing to learn about them. The information is out there but I need to submit to those who drew up the blueprints and learn from them.
Faith in God is all about submitting to His leadership and authority as the engineer of our lives. We may not understand everything but we must put our faith in God, who is limitlessness. More and more scientists are acknowledging that instead of our world coming to be by a process of random events, there is instead more and more proof of an intelligent designer. Not all supporters of intelligent design are believers. However, we cannot deny that as more and more information is discovered about our universe, more evidence is pointing to the truth in God’s Word.
Without trying to be too scientific, I want to make my point clear that our limited knowledge cannot be our highest authority. Below is an excerpt from an Article by Andy Coghlan, which was published by New Scientist magazine in 2014 and confirmed by a study performed at the University of Alberta in Edmonton:
"A reservoir of water three times the volume of all the oceans has been discovered deep beneath the Earth’s surface. The finding could help explain where Earth’s seas came from.The water is hidden inside a blue rock called ringwoodite that lies 700 kilometres underground in the mantle, the layer of hot rock between Earth’s surface and its core."
The huge size of the reservoir throws new light on the origin of Earth’s water. Some geologists think water arrived in comets as they struck the planet, but the new discovery supports an alternative idea that the oceans gradually oozed out of the interior of the early Earth. “It’s good evidence the Earth’s water came from within,” says Steven Jacobsen of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. The hidden water could also act as a buffer for the oceans on the surface, explaining why they have stayed the same size for millions of years (Coghlin).
Interestingly enough, what Moses wrote in Genesis 7:11 over two thousand years ago confirms this very thing, “In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the windows of the heavens were opened (ESV).” Time does not permit us to offer more examples of God’s handiwork but I encourage you to do more research. Study the miracles of our universe and you will find the limitlessness of God.
Our prayer in writing this post is that you will accept Jesus as your Savior and live for Him. We don’t live for God because of what He does for us; although He is good and gracious. We live for Him because of who He is. He is the Creator of everything and the Sovereign Lord of our lives. Not only does our world “declare the glory of God” but also we bear His image individually. Choose to live for Him today.