Have you noticed how much our world has changed around us in this past month? It moved quickly. Not only the Coronavirus, but our daily routines change too.
I have seen and heard from many who profess to be Followers of Christ, who are living in fear. Afraid to go out. Afraid of every movement that surrounds them. And then I am reminded of an age-old question:
How big is your God?
There was a song from years ago, that was in a Paul Newman movie: Cool Hand Luke. The name of the song was Plastic Jesus.
How does one find comfort in a plastic Jesus?
So I ask the question again, How big is your God?
At times, we allow doubt and fear to consume our days. And today, we are seeing those around us consumed in doubt and fear that they are unable to move.
Pretty soon, our God is so small we can carry him around in our pockets. And it’s okay if he has to go through the wash and rinse cycle and then left out to dry.
I have a note on my desk at home that I put up about four years ago. It says:
It’s a word that I received during one of my quiet moments with the Father. I have never gone in depth with it before. I have just pondered the word.
But today, I am thinking about that word again. Have we over-fluffed our lives? Have we become so “self-focused” that we can’t see past our own fears? We just want everything to go the way we desire – no bumps in the roads – and definitely no pits to fall into.
1 Timothy 6:20-21 – Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to your care. Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge, which some have professed and in so doing have wandered from the faith. Grace be with you. (NIV)
Like Timothy, we all need to be reminded of our purpose – of what we have been entrusted with.
Have you forgotten how big your God is?
Have you wandered away from the faith? Do you find yourself doubting the Father?
Have you been carrying God in your back pocket?
IF so, maybe it is time to take Him out of your pocket and allow Him to be God. He is ready to listen and to walk with you if you only give Him the time. Tell Him that you have doubted Him. Tell Him that you have allowed fear to consume your daily life. Tell Him you are sorry. And ask for forgiveness.
He is there – waiting. You only need to seek and ask. He will answer.
My Song: Today is a good day to be reminded about how great is our God. I think in moments of worship and praise, we are drawn back into those deep beliefs of who God really is. May you discover His greatness again today.
Father God, how desperately we need you and yet, at times, we run away from You. Father, forgive us of our doubt and our fear. As we walk towards the final place of this Holy Week – Easter – help us to remember Your goodness and Your mercies. May we have a great day of Celebration for Your Son has risen! Risen to victory! I love you, Lord. I ask this in Jesus Christ’s name, Amen.
I have attached the song about the Plastic Jesus to this blog today for those who have never heard that song – enjoy: