I am reading through the Bible this year and also studying the book of Genesis in-depth for the next several months. John Phillips’ commentary on Genesis has been a constant companion over the past several weeks and I have enjoyed his insights immensely. In discussing the creation narrative, he offered this statement, “There is no such thing as bigness or smallness to a God who is infinite.”
Most people would consider themselves “small” in God’s eyes. After all, Scripture reminds us that heaven is His throne and the earth is His footstool (Isaiah 66:1). Considering this, it makes sense to think we are small in God’s eyes. We know God cares but often wonder if our prayers, concerns and desires are small compared with everything else God is doing.
The quote from Phillips should give us a great deal of comfort. It reminds us that an infinite God can deal intimately with every single person. God does not see us as big or small. He sees us as we are. He cares for us. He loves us. He desires that we know Him.
You are not small in God’s eyes!