Want to know how vast God is? Stand outside on a cloudless night in August with no moon or city lights, and try to count the myriad stars splashed across the sky in all directions. Stand on a mountain top and try to imagine how many more mountains rise up behind the few tops you can see. Stand on a coastal beach and try to conceive of how many ocean waves there are between you and land on the other side. That is the vastness of God.
look into the mirror. There you will see
God’s attention to detail, your unique component part of all that
vastness. It is one of the many
mysteries about God – the unfathomable vastness of creation, yet the focus on
each single unique detail that is You.
And all Others. And all other Forms
on this planet.
lies the Lesson. As we strive to think
larger, on a much broader plane, far more inclusively – thinking as God thinks
– and less on our individual self-centered wants, we need to remember God’s
example. It is in the details played out
within the biggest picture, the paying attention to and taking care of each
part, that combines together to create the totality of this Universe. A painting requires myriad dots of color
swept by perhaps thousands of brush strokes for the substance of the ultimate
picture to come into full view. So it also
takes each individual coming together to create a human race.
made the billions of us. God made each
of us. With full attention to the
details. We need to respect, and seek to
emulate, such careful attention to detail while never losing sight of the
purpose of the resulting sum. All of
humanity matters. But so do our details