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Who has measured the [earth’s] water in the hollow of his hand?Isaiah 40:12

We were glued to the television reports – watching the powerful Tsunami kill thousands of people and destroy many homes and businesses. The power of this huge wave was truly a wake-up call. God set boundaries for the ocean waves – it can only go so far and then it has to retreat. This tidal wave retreated, but not before it devastated almost everything in its path several miles inland.

Today, I read the above verse:

Who has measured the [earth’s] water in the hollow of his hand?”

I thought of the tsunami and the huge wall of water coming inland. It was a tremendous amount of water. However, according to the verse above, God holds the water of all the oceans, in His hand.

I tried to imagine how big His hand must be. I couldn’t. Many times the God in our minds is a small God. The above verse gives us a visual picture of our big God.

When my brother Frank was dying, he was naturally concerned about the care of his dear wife, June. The Lord gave him a vision of a huge angel. He said the angel was thirteen stories high. This angel would take care of June. Frank was content.

But the huge angel Frank saw in the vision is nothing compared to God. Try to imagine a hand that is big enough to hold all the water in its palm. Wow!

We have nothing to fear. God is near!

Thank You Lord, for giving us a visual picture of Your greatness. Bring this picture to mind whenever we tend to be afraid. Amen.

When I was in my thirties, I believed in God—was a Christian, was a churchgoer, but I did not know that I was created to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever. I learned that to experience a full and meaningful life, I needed to yield the control of my life to God (I had never done that), then I could experience His love and power moment by moment. This is the prayer I prayed. You can too!

Dear Father, I need You. I acknowledge that I have been directing my own life and that, as a result, I have sinned against You. I thank You that You have forgiven my sins through Christ’s death on the cross for me. I now invite Christ to again take His place on the throne of my life. Fill me with the Holy Spirit as You commanded me to be filled, and as You promised in Your Word that You would do if I asked in faith. I now thank You for directing my life and for filling me with the Holy Spirit.”

By Katherine Kehler
Used by permission

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