How Big Is Your God?

August 19, 2011

SCRIPTURE: The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He will also hear their cry and will save them.” [Psalm 145:18-19, NASB]
















QUOTE: Our knowledge in finite and our ignorance infinite. Karl Popper


THOUGHT: Albert Einstein said, “Two things are infinite, the universe and man’s stupidity”.

COMMENTARY: I am reading the Voices of the Faithful which is a devotional written by our IMB Missionaries. Many of the M’s mention their children. I believe that MK’s have a distinct advantage over children raised here in the states. They understand things that our kids don’t grasp. One devotion tells about MK’s praying with kids who speak different languages. In one prayer meeting, five different languages were employed. We Americans are a lot like the ancients who had a pagan view of whatever god they were worshipping at the time. The pagan gods were local, limited and impotent. Israel’s God Yahweh was omnipresent, infinite and omnipotent. I kid you not, we have folks in our churches who actually believe that God only speaks and hears English. A man left our church upset because I do not use the KJV. The poor soul actually believes that the KJV is what we need to give to the Chinese, the Russians, and whoever. I even went to the trouble of getting a Geneva Bible which is similar to the first edition of the KJV but he wouldn’t even look at it. It is hard for me to fathom such gross ignorance. God is not restricted or limited; we humans are the ones that are limited. I speak and understand only two languages, three if you count pig latin but our God knows no limits and he is certainly not limited to one language or even three. For the record my three languages are English with a Southern accent, Redneck and Pig Latin.      

EXTRA: The memorial service for Jacob Birdwell will be Saturday, August 27 at Danville Baptist Church. I didn’t know Jacob or his parents but I do know the grand parents and his uncle Gary. I visited them last night: they are doing reasonably well considering the circumstances. The Baptistry is working and we will be ready for Baptisms Sunday. Strange as it may seem, we have two that want to be baptized September 4 which is Labor Day weekend. Tray Williams will be sharing his personal testimony on Sunday night September 11. The DHS football team is playing at Brewer tonight [pre-season game].