April 2, 2010Read: Luke 23
"And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when you come into your kingdom. Jesus answered him saying, today, you will be with me in paradise." --Luke 23:42-43
"You and I are tiny. Miniscule. Transient. Microscopic. A momentary and infinitesimal blip on the timeline of the universe. A seemingly undetectable alliance of dust particles held together by the breath of God.
The sum of our days is like a vapor -- our accumulated efforts like chaff in the wind. Among us, even the richest of the rich owns nothing. The strongest of the strong can be felled in one faltering heartbeat. We are fleeting mortals. Frail flesh. Little specks. Phantoms.
If this fact makes you just a tad bit uncomfortable, you're not alone. Invariably, when I talk about the vastness of God and the cosmos, someone will say, 'You're making me feel bad about myself and making me feel really, really small,' as if that's the worst thing that could happen. But the point is not to make you feel small, rather to help you see and embrace the reality that you are small...
Really, really small."
--Louie Giglio, excerpt from I Am Not But I Know I Am
We talk a lot at PrayFit about embracing our smallness, but of course, it's not about how small we are but all about how big God is...really, really big. And yet despite how tiny we are relative to the cosmos, God, who can line up every planet of every galaxy in the palm of His hand, sent His son to willingly die on the cross as penalty for my mistakes -- and for yours. All because a great, big God loves us.
All we have to do is accept the free gift of salvation by believing that Jesus was exactly who He said He was, and by asking Him to forgive us of our sins. On this Friday, this good Friday, will you make that decision? If you haven't already, let today be the day you accept Jesus into your heart and life. Then you can begin living like heaven is just around the corner, because you never know -- it just might be.