Preparing for Sunday, studying for a message from Isaiah 40.
Do you know how much water a man can hold in his cupped hand? By my measurement, it's about one tablespoon—and then it's leaking through my fingers and spilling over the edges.
But God measures the waters of the earth in the hollow of His hand. To get a sense of what that means, consider that there are 187 quintillion gallons of water in the Pacific Ocean alone. Read that 187,000,000,000,000,000,000—then multiply by 256 and you have the number of times we'd have to dip a hand into this one ocean to measure it.
And that's just an anthropomorphism to help us wrestle with infinity.
Job, considering similar pictures of God, aptly exclaims: "Behold, these are but the outskirts of His ways, and how small a whisper we hear of Him! But the thunder of His power who can understand?" (Job 26:14).
© July 2017 by Robert G. Robbins