Your God is Too Small

Your god is too small—

this science, this rational-dependent mind, this earthbound philosophy.

Since when did such a god ever come close to redeeming,

ever come close to blessing?

Does DNA love me?  Does nuclear fission long for my relationship?

How many prayers has biology answered,

and how many musical compositions have risen unbidden, undirected,

from tectonic activity and volcanic explosions?

Marvelous observations!  Yes.

Marvelous discoveries.  Certainly.

But if this is all there is, if this is how big your god is,

what a small god.

What a small pitiable god, this science.

Your hungering heart is not just chemicals and firing synapses.

Your weeping eyes are not just lysozome and water.

Open your eyes to the largeness—

to the other.

Beyond the brokenness, beyond the tainted veil, beyond this war zone,

open your eyes to wonder,

to the largeness of Creator.

Listen to the call of Love, wanderer, both bruised and blind:

your god is too small.

About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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11 Responses to Your God is Too Small

  1. selah says:

    great words, and your photos are awesome!

  2. I like this post. Speaking as a child of scientists, many feel that science does go hand in hand with God and religion – you do not have to pick one or the other. There’s a lot of music in nature and even storms. Humans were given brains to think – and create. Wonder is wonder. Science can show how marvelously wrought life and the world is.

    • Agreed! The more we learn of the observable creation and scientific processes, the more in wonder we are. I just got back from Best Buy and am in wonder at the incredible technology that allows so much information in such a small tool like the i-pad. But all of these things speak of design and designer, so it is incredible to me that even in a fallen world some could not see the hand of a Designer and not think that in some way we might be accountable to Him. If the atheist can make the leap to say that matter is eternal, then it is not illogical to say their could be an eternal Being. But when the presuppositions rule out anything supernatural, then the only god left is the fluctuating world of science.

  3. Mark says:

    Nature is God and it is bigger than anyone could imagine!

  4. kzackuslheureux says:

    Very nice, Sweetheart!

  5. katehobbs says:

    We get so caught up with the wonder of new discoveries in space or medicine etc., and we get overwhelmed by the enormitly of our world and universe. There is still so much to discover. Yet, we forget that there is still more, that there is Someone greater, and that that Someone is wanting to have a relationship with me. Brings it back down to earth a bit, doesn’t it?

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