Real Big

God is big. Creator, blahblah, universe is big. blahblah. You know the lines. But while we are quick to praise God for his bigness, I think that rarely translates into how Christians should do/be big things.

We often relegate Jesus into the small things in life. We want him to show up in the quiet moments (and how often does THAT happen in my life?) We want him to help us with that little temper that makes us cranky all day.

And these things are well and good - but God is bigger than that. Jesus' love does not leave room for just little things, but massive in-your-face OMG I-can't-believe-that-just-happened things. We should be behemoths in our world.

To be sure, its not a power issue. When I say Christians should be big I don't mean we should coerce, manipulate, or opress others. I'm saying Jesus calls us to be bigger servants. Different people have a way of making bigger challenges.

I can't help but think of Jesus' talk with Nick late at night. To be a new creation (or born again) is the biggest change possible. To use Paul's language - we must die to our former selves. Does it get any bigger than that? All the chips are on the table...its bottom of the 9th, two outs and we need to hit a grand slam to win. We are coming around on the home stretch of the race and we have to give every ounce of energy left to run the good race.

Well...you get the idea. God is real big, and we should think about how we can be bigger.