We Are Planktons

The fact that God sustains and maintains the universe and beyond without the slightest strain on His abilities should make us draw back, vulnerably in tune with our impossible smallness and fragility. How do you communicate with this God? If you don’t like how He’s wired things or you’re not amenable to what He commands, what could you possibly do about it? We are plankton shaking a microscopic fist at a killer whale.

Yet He hears us. He takes note. He is, the Bible says, mindful of us. And that should awe us (Psalm 8:4; Heb. 2:6).

Because as big and mighty as God is in light of the universe, the declaration of glory in the heavens is still not where He has most beautifully flexed His muscle. God reveals His power most fully not in the expanse of the universe but rather in His rescuing of those ants in that tiny mound in the middle of the Sahara, by being for them all they couldn’t be and taking from them what they could never be rid of. The depth, width, ferocity, and immensity of God is seen most spectacularly in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Matt Chandler, Introduction to Gospel Deeps