Shaq and Me
Imagine having your picture taken with Hall of Fame NBA player Shaquille O’Neal. Even if you are taller than all your friends, you’ll be VERY short next to Shaq, who is over seven feet tall. You’ll find out you aren’t as tall as you thought you were.
Did you ever think of how much greater God is than we are? Sometimes we walk around like we’re all that. But then we read that we don’t know anything until we fear God first. One of the Psalms writers said, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (111:10), or, “Wisdom begins with respect for the Lord” (ICB).
When we begin to respect God for all the amazing things He has done (maybe start with, say, creating the universe!), we start to get a better picture of how big God is.
So here’s the deal. If we learn to know God more and love Him more because He is so much greater than we are, we’ll begin to see how much we need to trust Him for everything!
It’s pretty smart to realize how little we are next to God and how much we need Him and His great wisdom.
When Shaquille was ten years old, he was already six feet, two inches tall!
Just You and God
I know you are great, God, because you created everything. Thanks for still loving me, even though I’m just a kid.