The Creator of All You Can See or Imagine
Isa 40:12 -17 "Who has scooped up the ocean
in his two hands, or measured the sky between his thumb and little finger, Who has put all the earth's dirt in one of his baskets,weighed each mountain and hill? Who could ever have told God what to do or taught him his business? What expert would he have gone to for advice, what school would he attend to learn justice? What god do you suppose might have taught him what he knows,showed him how things work? Why, the nations are but a drop in a bucket, a mere smudge on a window. Watch him sweep up the islands like so much dust off the floor! There aren't enough trees in Lebanon
nor enough animals in those vast forests to furnish adequate fuel and offerings for his worship. All the nations add up to simply nothing before himless than nothing is more like it. A minus.
Isa 40:21 -24 Have you not been paying attention?
Have you not been listening? Haven't you heard these stories all your life? Don't you understand the foundation of all things? God sits high above the round ball of earth.
The people look like mere ants. He stretches out the skies like a canvasyes, like a tent canvas to live under. He ignores what all the princes say and do.
The rulers of the earth count for nothing. Princes and rulers don't amount to much.Like seeds barely rooted, just sprouted, They shrivel when God blows on them.Like flecks of chaff, they're gone with the wind.
Isa 40:27 -31Why would you ever complain, O Jacob,or, whine, Israel, saying, "God has lost track of me.
He doesn't care what happens to me"? Don't you know anything? Haven't you been listening? God doesn't come and go. God lasts.He's Creator of all you can see or imagine. He doesn't get tired out, doesn't pause to catch his breath.
And he knows everything, inside and out. He energizes those who get tired,gives fresh strength to dropouts. For even young people tire and drop out,young folk in their prime stumble and fall. But those who wait upon God get fresh strength. They spread their wings and soar like eagles, They run and don't get tired, they walk and don't lag behind.
WE HAVE A MIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER WHO RUNS THE UNIVERSE, AND HE SAYS TO YOU IN ISA 43:1 ""Don't be afraid, I've redeemed you. I've called your name. You're mine. When you're in over your head, I'll be there with you. When you're in rough waters, you will not go down. When you're between a rock and a hard place, it won't be a dead end Because I am God, your personal God, The Holy of Israel, your Savior. I paid a huge price for you:all of Egypt, with rich Cush and Seba thrown in! That's how much you mean to me! That's how much I love you! I'd sell off the whole world to get you back,TRADE THE CREATION JUST FOR YOU.