By Rae Lynn DeAngelis
It’s a Small World After All, written by the Sherman brothers, fittingly encapsulates the childlike wonderment of this planet we call home. The well-known entrepreneur Walt Disney popularized the song and connected its lyrics to his theme parks around the globe.
When I was a child, I had no concept of the real size of the world. I assumed the lyrics of the song to be true—the world was small and everything in it revolved around me.
As I got older, learning about other countries and cultures through geography and social studies classes helped me realize the vast magnitude of our planet. Apparently the world did not revolve around me after all.
When I became a Christian, the world became small again. I no longer viewed creation against the backdrop of my own meager existence but learned to perceive the world against the backdrop of my GREAT BIG GOD.
“I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me.” (Isaiah 46:9)
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” (Revelation 22:13)
As I continue to serve my King, I’m blown away by the sheer magnitude of God’s infinite wisdom, power, and presence. His ways are so much higher and better than my own. God is more than able to break down the earthy barriers threatening to overwhelm my mortal existence.
After sharing my testimony through an online conference, I received a message from a young woman who lived halfway around the world in Australia. She learned about Living in Truth Ministries through the online webcast. Later she contacted me to share her personal struggles. It became a bold reminder that God’s Kingdom has no boundaries. He continues to astound me.
What’s even more mind boggling is the sudden awareness that the same God who created the universe would choose someone like me to spread His message of hope and healing to this great big world.
“Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.’” (Mark 10:27)
Are you overwhelmed by some big obstacle in life? Stop viewing the situation from the world’s perspective and start seeing it against the backdrop of your great big God. Compared to Him, it truly is a small world after all.
“Who among the gods is like you, O LORD? Who is like you— majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?” (Exodus 15:11)
“You are awesome, O God, in your sanctuary; the God of Israel gives power and strength to his people. Praise be to God” (Psalm 68:35)