Words from the Heart for Saturday May 26th, 2018
To whom then will you compare me, or who is my equal? says the Holy One.
Isaiah 40:25 (NRSV)
We know the answer to this question! God alone is God and He has no equals. The awesome Creator is not just a better One to serve. He is the only One worthy of our faithful service and our confidence. What a mighty God. What a wonderful God.
While Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees Canadians certain rights and freedoms, section 1 of the Charter also recognizes that even in a democracy, rights and freedoms are not absolute. For example, no one is free to yell “fire” in a crowded theatre, to slander someone, to engage in religious practices which cause harm to others, to spread child pornography or hate propaganda. Neither is anyone free to enter or leave Canada without any restrictions whatsoever. The interests of society must always be balanced against the interests of individuals.
How important are you? What role do you play in the lives of others? You may think that you are not important at all, but everyone has someone who is counting on them. You are important to God. Humility is a mark of a follower of Jesus – we recognize that our God has no equal, and when we see ourselves in light of His majesty and power, we see just how insignificant we are. Which makes those who think highly of themselves look ridiculous. Isaiah 40:25 says “To whom then will you compare me, or who is my equal? says the Holy One.” Human beings love to compare themselves to others. We used to talk about “keeping up with the Jones.” We want to find our worth, our value in being at least as important as those around us. That is until we meet the great God of the universe. In light of His incomparable power and might, the most powerful human being pales in comparison. If you want to see yourself as you truly are, get a glimpse of our great God. And then stand in awe that you are important to Him!
These have been words from the heart.