So to whom will you compare me, the Incomparable? Can you picture me without reducing me? Isaiah 46:5 The Message
God, through the prophet Isaiah is challenging us - I dare you to compare me! There is no comparison. I blow the scale out of the water. You have no reference point for just how big, how powerful, how amazing I Am.
Can you picture God without reducing him? I’m not sure I can. My imagination is capped by the limited reality of my experience. But I’ll give it my best shot.
Imagine God placing the stars in the sky, calling them by name, shaping the constellations and deciding that the universe would never stop expanding, new stars would continue to be born at a rate of 150 billion per year. The sheer scope of our sky is a small reflection of the mind-boggling creativity of God, not to mention his knack for beauty.
God created man and woman wanting fellowship and community, but already having a plan in place for when it all fell apart - knowing that the seed of the woman, Jesus, was the lamb slain from the creation of the world. Revelation 13:8 God is a strategic planner.
God is also incredibly patient. Waiting through about four thousand years from creation to the birth of Jesus and four hundred years of silence for the perfect moment to initiate his redemption plan. Through the expanse of time he never lost hope, knowing his dream for restoration would be initiated at the exact, appointed time. Galatians 4:4
The Easter season reminds of God’s tireless endurance and his willingness to suffer. It tilts my scales for sure to think that an excruciating death was all part of the plan, part of the dream, endurance motivated and carried by joy. Hebrews 12:2
In my scale tipping thoughts of this incomparable God, one thought crushes the scale completely. You and I are made in the image of this God. For real! Did you catch that? We are made in his image, created to reflect his nature and reveal his character.
Can you imagine your life in the hands of this God without reducing you?