The God You Need

by Max Lucado

“The LORD created the heavens.  He is the God who formed the earth and made it.”  Isaiah 45:18 (NCV)

You don’t need what Dorothy found. Remember her discovery in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz? She and her trio followed the yellow-brick road only to discover that the wizard was a wimp!  Nothing but smoke and mirrors and tin-drum thunder.  Is that the kind of god you need?

You don’t need to carry the burden of a lesser god…a god on a shelf, a god in a box, or a god in a bottle.  No, you need a God who can place 100 billion stars in our galaxy and 100 billion galaxies in the universe.  You need a God who can shape two fists of flesh into 75 to 100 billion nerve cells, each with as many as 10,000 connections to other nerve cells, place it in a skull, and call it a brain.

And you need a God who, while so mind-numbingly mighty, can come in the soft of the night and touch you with the tenderness of an April snow.

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Max Lucado
From: Traveling Light
Copyright (W Publishing Group, 2000)

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