The great big God of all the earth Is the God of little things And His hands that made the sun and moon Designed each sparrow’s wings And the one who sends the thunder’s crash Taught the Mockingbird a song And this great big God who sees my heart Calls me to be strong And trust that when my small world shakes And I can’t sleep at night This great big God of little things Still has me in His sight And He will stay right here by me When I can’t fix what’s wrong And like the mockingbird He’ll teach Me how to sing His song! The Great Big God of Little Things by Peter Caligiuri copyright 2022 all rights reserved
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. Psalm 19:1-2
When we don’t understand why God remains silent the issue is not His ceasing to speak but rather our failure to hear.
This is my Father’s world
And o my listening ears
All Nature Sings and round me rings
The music of the spheres
Maltbie D Babcock 1901
And she said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.” Then Jesus answered and said to her, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour
When Jesus said, “Great is your faith!” it is interesting to see that she had two kinds of faith operating here at the same time. The first faith said, “Jesus can heal my daughter.” While the second, “He wants to heal my daughter.”.
Most of us when we are praying believe that God is able to grant our request. God’s ability is tied directly to His existence. If there is a God He is certainly able to do anything. But for us to have the great faith of this woman we must also pass in the dark testing so then we will know His true joy when the ray of hope breaks through
In spite of His silence she continued to believe that He was listening. In spite of the discouragement by His disciples she continued to ask. Finally in the face of seeming refusal she continued to believe that Jesus was truly willing to give her the help that she needed.
The source of our answer to our plea for grace is unfailing but it often lies at the bottom of the well of humility. Will you and me, like this woman accept grace on any terms. Will we be willing to take the lowest place possible? It is not that God is out to humiliate us but He is inviting us to a deeper fellowship with Him, who came as a servant of all!