As I continue my blog series to wonder at who God is, I can’t help but think this is where I should have started. God is infinite and has no limits. While this may be a doctrine that impacts all of the others, it is definitely the hardest for us as humans to wrap our brain around. We are infinite beings for sure, yet we were created. We had a beginning. God had no beginning and has no end.
I remember staring up at the night sky as a child and asking myself, where does this stop? We can only see so much of the known universe with our human eyes. We can see about 6,000 stars with the naked eye, which is compared to 10-15 billion light years worth of stars that the Hubble Space telescope can see. I would explain that in miles, but there are too many zeros needed for a 500-word blog! Either way it is extremely mind boggling to ponder God’s infinitude. This staggers even the most mature Christian minds. And since God is infinite, everything else about Him must be infinite.
Romans 11:36 says, For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. Everything begins and ends with God. He is the amen. The question is, do we believe that? Does it ever frustrate you that you don’t know all that God knows? In the Holman New Testament Commentary, it says, “In truth, no one can make a claim on God for anything since no one except God owns anything. As one contemporary preacher once said, We are change in God’s pocket for Him to spend as He pleases.” This is what makes God God. The creatures must remain dependent on the Creator. We owe everything we have to our Creator.
So what do you give someone who owns everything? This is something I struggle with here on earth as well! Every year at this time around Father’s Day, I attempt to find the best gift for my earthly father, but if you know my dad, if he wants something, he just goes out and gets it. So the question is, what do you get a man who has everything? As a side note, somehow my sisters always seem to find something amazing, but I, on the other hand, end up getting him a lame gift card. At the end of the day, I believe he just wants us kids to recognize him and honor him.
So how do you acknowledge and honor the infinite God of the universe? The one who formed you in your mother’s womb, the one who hung the stars, the one who sustains the universe? We must worship Him with all our heart, soul, and mind. And we must recognize His mercy, which He demonstrated by offering His Son Jesus Christ so that all who believed might be saved. After all, His riches are unsearchable. All God’s truths, all His blessings, all that He is and has we are unworthy to share. Let us be humble and honest with ourselves -- there is nothing that God needs that we can offer. He is the Great I Am!