Our God is so Big...
Tonight as we were holding and playing with our little Ashley my sister began to sing a song to her that I had not thought of in years. As she sang the words to this song I was so touched by the message:
Our God is SO big, so strong and so MIGHTY
Theres nothing our God cannot Do!
The mountains are His, the rivers are His
The stars are His handiwork too.
As we sang to Ash we did the motions we used to do as children in church and she loved it. She especially loved the part of the song where we sang about the stars and then we would say ,"Plink, plink, plink" as we would hang them in the sky. She began to reach her little arms up to the ceiling to help us. I was so touched by the words of this song that I had not heard since I was a child, and my eyes filled with tears as I realized the truth that can be found in it. How humbled I was to realize that He has given me the job of teaching my Ashley how incredible He is. He really is big, and strong, and mighty. When I think that 5 weeks ago tonight He gave new organs to my tiny baby there really is NOTHING He can not do. It is amazing to me to know that He can do anything. He made the mountains. Who else can do that? He made the rivers, and made them all flow in the right direction. Is there anyone else with that kind of power? He made the stars and hung them in the sky. Not only to light up the night, but also to give us something of beauty to admire. Only He can create and hang stars in the sky! This same God created my Ashley, and He knew the struggles she would face. He also provided a way to help her through the struggles. He gave her a mommy and a daddy and a brother and a sister and aunts and uncles and cousins and grandparents and friends and neighbors and communities and thousands of others to pray for her daily. How amazing is this? I have no words to describe Him. He loves her so much it touches me in the deepest part of my soul. She has never struggled one day on her own. Even before we could get to her He was there watching over her and holding her close for me.
Tonight as I watch my daughter sleep I am also admiring all He has and is doing in her life. I am thanking Him for being who He is and for loving us the way that He does. Our God really is so Big.