God is amazing. He’s omnipotent and omniscient. His greatness has been displayed since the beginning of creation. We build these monumental cathedrals to try to acknowledge His greatness and majesty. His power is seen in the events of history. He is a magnificent and big God. And we need this God. He makes the impossible happen. He creates ways where there are no ways. He makes sustenance appear out of the sky. He brings life where there is death and causes old things to become new.
But sometimes this God is too big.
Sometimes we need the small God whose heart breaks with our hearts. Who feels the same sorrow that we feel. We need the God who can hear our cries as they are whispered because He’s so close. We need the God that knows our thoughts before we think them. We need the God who was there as we were knitted together. We need that God.
Nichole Nordeman wrote a song that elaborates on this theme. It ends with this verse:
And I know You could leave writing on the wall
Thats just for me
Or send wisdom while I’m sleeping,
Like in Solomon’s sweet dreams
But I don’t need the strength of Samson
Or a chariot in the end
Just want to know that You still know how many hairs
Are on my head
Oh great God, be small enough to hear me now
Dear God, be small enough for me in this moment. Hear my cry and heal my heart.