Monte Hunt – Associate Worship Pastor
As a church we are journeying through a thought-provoking series called PIXELATED: addressing the idea that often times in life we tend to focus on what is right in front of us, not realizing the grander picture that God is crafting in and through our life.
As I write this post I am looking out on the beautiful Arizona landscape, taking in the beauty of God’s creation. For me it is incredibly refreshing to take a step back from time to time and remember that this life is so much bigger than I am. In fact, as many of you know, we have a saying around Central: “There’s more to life than me.” How true that is. And how true that feels when we step back and look at what God has made. You and I are so incredibly small when we consider the scope of creation, not only in space, but also time. The book of James says that our lives are like a mist – here today and gone tomorrow.
We may be small in the grand scheme of things, but this does not mean we are insignificant to God. Psalm 139 says that God crafted you in your mother’s womb. He wove you together just they way he wanted to. And Jesus tells us that God knows how many hairs are on your head. God cares for you. He cares for the big things, but he cares for the small things, too. So find comfort in this truth: there is no problem too big for God. And likewise, there is none too small.
“Cast all your cares on him because he cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7)
Whatever pixels you are focusing on right now in your life, I encourage you to consider two things. First, step back and find confidence in knowing that God is always at work in the big picture. And second, trust that this same big picture God is intensely interested in the pixels that make up your life. So talk to him about it. He wants to hear from you.