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That big, huh?

God’s love is meteoric, his loyalty astronomic, His purpose titanic, his verdicts oceanic. Yet in his largeness nothing gets lost; Not a man, not a mouse, slips through the cracks. (Psalm 36:5-6)

Meteoric - brilliant, appearing suddenly and without warning, swiftly revealed. That is an amazing way to describe God's love toward his kids. The brilliance of his love enlightens any soul - bringing light into places where light may not have dwelt for quite some time. It appears swiftly - sometimes without our noticing it has come, but somehow enveloping us in the warmth and brilliance of it. God's love doesn't come with a 'warning' that he is about to 'love you'. A man might get down on one knee to propose - a sign that his love for a woman is greater than anything else he has felt before and his heart delights in just her. God's love isn't quite as 'momentary' - it comes when we need it most, sometimes in ways we least expect it, and always with purposeful intent. Indeed, it is 'meteoric'.

Astronomic - so large and so great that it is impossible to measure - there is no depth or breadth to it that can be measured. You've heard the saying, "As far as the east is from the west", and that likely is how we would measure God's love - astronomic! The vastness of his love is most felt in the limitlessness of his grace. You know we 'measure' one's love by the magnitude of one's actions, don't you? We all do it even when we don't think we are doing it. Something they do touches us in a deep way and we 'know' we are indeed loved by the other person. All that God does reveals the 'largeness' of his love for his creation - an his loyalty to the very things he has created. From the giving on his Son to be the perfect sacrifice for our sins to the day-to-day infusions of grace we all need - his love is without measure, but his actions on our behalf are felt. 

Titanic - the enormity of God's love isn't fully appreciated by our human brains, but it is experienced in our hearts. His strength and his power are not things our mind fully grasps, but our hearts are filled to overflowing when we experience his strength on our behalf, or see his power displayed in all its glory. We come to know how 'massive' his love is when we begin to experience how limitless his grace is toward us. God's purposes are not always revealed to us before he acts on our behalf, but in those very actions he takes to prepare us, move us, and settle us down in new places of his provision - these things reveal the 'enormity' of his purposes to care for his creation.

Oceanic - he is a decisive God - one that sets the course and then helps us each get to where that course leads. In those moments of 'course-setting' he knows our every thought, feels our every uncertainty, and hears our unsteady breaths. Yet, he never wavers in his plans for us - he moves us forward just as he planned - one step at a time, until the destination is realized. He is the one who has said, "I know the plans I have for you...", and he is the one who brings about the ordered steps that it takes to see those plans totally fulfilled. 

Though 'large' in his greatness, he is never lost to his followers. Though 'vast' in his plans, he never allows one step to be overlooked. He is our loving God - loyal beyond measure even when our loyalty toward him seems to wax and wane at times. Just sayin!

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