A question from today’s reading is, “How big is your God?” At First Christian Church, we have long been saying “God is bigger than_____” – you fill in the blank. You’d be hardpressed to find a word that you could not insert into that blank.
A few years ago, we had a brightly colored sign on the lawn that said, “God is bigger than______” Every few days we’d change the word(s) in the blank (it was a big slate board that we could erase and write something new). God is bigger than a breadbox. God is bigger than a giant. (That was the suggestion of one of our youth.) God is bigger than republicans and democrats. God is bigger than you and me. God is bigger than the Bible. And it was kind of fun to think about just how big God is… well actually, God is bigger than any of us can think or imagine. At First Christian Church, we celebrate that God is God and we are not. God is both known and unknown, seen in the face of a neighbor or stranger and beyond comprehension, imminent and transcendent.
What are some ways you have experienced God? How would you fill in the blank, “God is bigger than_______?”