Psalm 34:3 says, “Oh, magnify the Lord with me…”
How? How can you make the Lord bigger than he already is? That question popped into my head the other day for some reason, when I was thinking about the little chorus based on that verse.
The creator of the universe and everything in it, and everything outside of it – how big is he?
Not very big in some minds. Not big enough to care about little things. Like a parking space. A cell phone signal. A sale on groceries.
Or caring enough about the bigger things. Like a job. Or a heart attack. Dishonest banker. Crooked politician.
God doesn’t need magnifying in his person, he needs magnifying in our thinking.
He is big enough to design the most beautiful artwork in the galaxies, in a starfish, in a baby’s smile, and caring enough to listen to any believer’s prayer. I believe that, but some folks don’t.
We need to magnify his grace, his mercy, his compassion, his power, his patience, to the world.
It would be good to magnify him in the hearts and minds of his own people, too, who sometimes think he’s not paying attention to our hurts and lacks.
Today is a good day to start.