Above: Today the kids made the planet earth from paper plates and tissue paper! I spoke to Jacob about God creating the earth. Towards the end it dissended into chaos hence Jacob laughing in the top picture. Emma thought it would be funny to throw tissue paper about!
Well Jacob is still bombarding me with questions about God. His latest research is on the size of God!
" Is God as big as a helicopter?"
"Is God bigger than the tree in our garden?"
"Is God bigger than the planet earth?"
These are just a few of the questions he has asked recently. I love the curious minds of children and their thirst for knowledge in theory but I am not the greatest when it comes to answering things even I struggle with!
In answer to his probing mind I said, "God is bigger than anything in the world, he created the world and he is everywhere."
All this information he is seeking is sinking in, as seen in a conversation with his little sister, Emma recently;
Jacob - "Don't lie Emma!"
Emma - " Yea, Jacob" (no idea what she is supposed to have lied about!).
Jacob - "God doesn't like it when we lie and he knows cause he is everywhere".
I was so pleased to hear him say this to his little sister as it showed me that he is thinking about the things we discuss and taking it all in!
This description of God being everywhere, omnipresent, reminds me of verses from Psalm 139.
" 7 Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, a]">[a] you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast."
Psalm 139, NIV.
And also these verses from Psalm 147;
and calls them each by name.
8 He covers the sky with clouds;
he supplies the earth with rain
and makes grass grow on the hills.
and scatters the frost like ashes.
God is all powerful, all seeing, all knowing, and all hearing. He is both visible(in the beauty of nature and animals) and invisible. He is available to every single living being in this universe if they will accept his son Jesus Christ as their saviour. If we give our life to Jesus and believe that he died so that we can be free from our sins, then we can know God and his faithfulness to us through our faithful following of Jesus.
To think that God knows everything, (yes absolutely everything!), about us is a daunting fact! The good, the bad and the ugly! He sees it and hears it all. I feel humbled when I think about this and small.
How wonderful is it to know that God, far far bigger than our tiny minds can ever imagine, wants a friendship, personal relationship with us! He is a God who can move mountains and move the hardest of hearts.
I love this verse; " He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name" Psalm 147:4, NIV.
I have no idea how many stars there are in this universe but my mind is blown away by this verse and my head feels like it may explode when I try to understand how God could know this!
I find it hard to get the wonder of this across to Jacob, but I may draw his attention to these verses and see what he thinks!
These is a wonderful song by Chris Tomlin called Indescribable. The lyrics speak of God's power over his creation and speak in awe of him. I have included a wee video of it here just because I love it so much!