Thursday, July 19, 2007

Ginormous God?

The adjective "ginormous" (now officially defined as "extremely large: humongous"), has just this year won a legitimate place in the latest update of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary. As I was reading today's Slice devotion, I couldn't help but remember how immense and awesome our God is. He has given us a secure future and a sure hope. One is not enough without the other. There's no hope if God has not determined a secure future for us. And even a predetermined future is scary without the guarantee of hope. Yet the immensity of a God who is bigger than time and space is too big for words, (especially a strange colloquialism like ginormous). Awesome is probably a much more reverent and accurate adjective. In in any case, I sure hope the next translation doesn't use ginormous :-)

"I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and
not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future" (Jeremiah 29:11).

This scripture reference has been showing up quite a bit the past few days! The Word of God speaks. Amen.

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