It’s amazing to me that the Creator of all things would get entangled with the formation and management of a particular tribe‚ a group of people and every specific individual. Not only that‚ but the degree to DETAIL to which God gets involved is mind-boggling! For example‚ In the Books of Moses‚ there are instructions related to what material has to be used for the priests clothing‚ the tabernacle‚ the colors of things…
The Lord spoke to Moses‚ saying‚ “Take Aaron and his sons with him‚ and the garments and the anointing oil and the bull of the sin offering and the two rams and the basket of unleavened bread. And assemble all the congregation at the entrance of the tent of meeting.” And Moses did as the Lord commanded him‚ and the congregation was assembled at the entrance of the tent of meeting. (Leviticus 8:1-4 ESV)
In the New Testament Jesus gives specific instructions to his apostles on how to handle their travel when on a mission.
Wow‚ really God?!
You would think that this awesome God-Creator would only concern Himself with big things‚ big ideas‚ big – planet size problems and solutions…and yet‚ He is the God who knows how to arrange a whole universe full of black matter (in fact‚ lots of black matter!)‚ while also working in our souls to arrange our internal universe made up of complex spiritual‚ emotional‚ intellectual and physical “matter”!
He is so huge‚ awesome and impossible to be comprehended by the human mind and imagination that the only way we can approach him is…by faith!
[RABBIT TRAIL: Which is why rejecting him and saying “there is no God” is indeed something only a fool can say. It would be like a 1st grade kid saying – I don’t understand 10th grade Algebra, therefore I declare THERE IS NO ALGEBRA! That same kid, if it were smart and realized there are complex things he doesn’t understand, THE SMARTEST THING he would do is to accept and BELIEVE an adult who explains to him there is such thing called Algebra. One day, the kids grows up and “gets it” and it becomes real to him because IT IS REAL.
Likewise, one day we will “graduate” into Heaven and we will “get it” fully only when we cross on the other side of this thing called the resurrection of the dead, a.k.a. eternity with God. END OF RABBIT TRAIL!]
The same awesome God who arranges planets and universes‚ is interested in re-arranging our soul and life. He has THE pattern‚ the master blueprint for who each one of us was meant to be…
But we all get damaged by sin.
Thankfully‚ God has the repair “manual”‚ too.
The day we say ‘yes’ to Christ‚ He begins the work of restoration and re-moulding us into the image of His Son…yet in the unique packaging of our personality‚ emotional and physical features.
He has people like Moses whom he sets up in our lives to help us manage through this process. He sets us up within a spiritual body of fellow believers who are also‚ each one going through the same process of restoration.
He hears the prayers of each single person. He knows even the deepest thoughts and fears we have.
And he has a strategy to lead us on to a place of peace and blessing – even while here on the earth!
Our God is a Big God who‚ for reasons my mind (and possibly yours‚ too)‚ can’t comprehend‚ is interested in us small people and the details of our lives! Which makes my heart melt and brings me on my knees in an state of mind only the word WORSHIP can adequately describe! Sort of…
When I look at your heavens‚ the work of your fingers‚ the moon and the stars‚ which you have set in place‚ what is man that you are mindful of him‚ and the son of man that you care for him? (Psalm 8:3-4 ESV)