Monday, May 12, 2014

What is the biggest thing in the Universe?

Whenever the stresses of life “distress” you, do you fantasize an escape? A Caribbean cruise or European vacation? Or just a day in the woods, or a walk on the beach? “From my distress I called upon the LORD who answered me and set me in a large place” (Ps. 118:5). “Distress” refers to confinement (Ps. 4:1). Whether a jail cell or classroom; a difficult task or a challenging relationship—it is the feeling of being pressed in, i.e., a ‘tight spot.’ In contrast, a “large place” signifies the freedom of wide-open space.

Solomon said “God has put eternity in our hearts” (Eccl. 3:11). If time is the vestibule of eternity, it is not surprising we feel confined in this narrow hallway called earth. If, as A.W. Tozer says, the biggest thing in the universe is the human spirit, it is no wonder we cannot be satisfied with such a small space. 

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