Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Drop of a Bucket

From my morning devotions:

Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing. Isaiah 40:15

All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity. Isaiah 40:17

Now I encourage (dare) you to read the rest of the passage in Isaiah 40, from verse 12 on, and let God put all of us in our place. Just to be clear, the "he" and "him" in the verses are referring to the Lord God of this universe. You and I know (at least we should) that we are but a drop in the bucket in the vast scheme of things, over which He alone has absolute control. By the way, that would also include Iran, and China, and North Korea, and others big in the news. Oh, and by the way also, that would include America. Remind the folks in Washington of this, would you, though I doubt if they really comprehend it. Oh, and while you're at it, tell all of the elites in the mainstream media--even if they do call you a crazy.

Boy, was it ever refreshing to read that once again.


Susan said...

Oh yes, Maxine!!! What a needed reminder as we watch the world reel and nations roar but He sits on the throne and holds it ALL in the palm of His hand.

Sandra said...

Tonight at our Bible Study, we sat out under the moonlight and talked about our Creator.

Maybe if our 'leaders' in Washington would change their location of decision making from buildings to outside under the moonlight, their eyes would be opened and their decisions would be different.


LisaShaw said...

Amen Maxine!!!

Linda said...

I'd like to add my "Amen" to that too Maxine. Great post!