The God of the Big and Small

Do you ever misjudge the size or magnitude of something? I know I do, almost daily.  I will do an assignment that I deem to be massively important, but in the long run, it is hardly important at all.  Other times I will make a decision without a second thought, and that decision ends up changing my life.  I sometimes view God this way.  I have a bad habit of making God either too small or too distant.  When I think about how God has created the entire universe, I tend to put God in a box that puts Him too distant, that says that He does not care about my problems.  On the other hand, when I see the work of God in my individual life, I see Him as small, I don’t always believe in His awesome power.  Lately, God has been speaking to me, and showing me that He is the God of the big and the small.  He is infinite and magnificent, yet cares deeply for each of our lives.

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I am going to graduate in less than a week, with a degree in Biology.  In my studies of science, I have encountered the side of God that is infinitely large.  I have seen pictures of the cosmos, and learned about the most intricate workings of the human body.  It has struck me that God is present in things that are so incredibly grand, but also so incomprehensibly detailed.  The images below are of a space nebula, taken by the Hubble telescope, and of human red blood cells and a white blood cell, taken with a scanning electron microscope.  God created both of these, and that amazes me.



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Soon I will be moving to a new city, getting a “big girl” apartment, and starting medical school.  It has been on my heart lately that I need to stop putting God in a box.  When the future scares me, I am not remembering that God is huge.  He holds the whole world, and my life in His hands, and He knows the major struggles I will face my whole life, as well as my dreams and successes.  The daily problems that I worry about are so small to God, and yet, He listens to me when I tell him about the little things.  He loves when I share these things with Him.

In Jeremiah 10:12 it says,

“It is He who made the earth by His power, who established the world by His wisdom, and by His understanding stretched out the heavens.”

God is the awesome creator, but He also truly wants to know all of His children on the deepest level.   Isaiah 43:2 says,

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.”

Also, John 10:14 says,

“I am the good shepherd.  I know my own and my own know me.”

The Creator of the universe and of DNA wants to know YOU, personally.  He is truly the Lord of all, the big and the small.



About the Author

unnamedKailey Shuler

Kailey is a senior biology major at Oklahoma Baptist University.  Her parents live in Edmond, Oklahoma with her three younger sisters.  She will be attending Oklahoma State University Center for Health Science medical school in the fall.  She hopes to be a pediatrician and use medicine as a witnessing tool to reach under-served populations.