Sony’s Devotional: How Big Is God!

I was thinking this evening about lyrics. I think I was about 9 years old the first time I heard anyone talk about the importance of listening to what you are singing. It’s probably only been the past few years, though, that I’ve paid attention to the poetry of song lyrics and decided there are quite a few truly gifted songwriters–writers who not merely make things rhyme but who describe things so vividly. Tonight I am thinking about the song, “How Big is God?” by Stuart Hamblen who was a tremendous songwriter. If you know the song, have you ever stopped to ponder the words of the first verse?

Though man may strive to go beyond the reach of space,
To go beyond the distant glimmering stars
This world’s a room so small within my Master’s house
The open sky but a portion of His yard.

Maybe the reason these lyrics came back to me is that I’m reading the book of Job right now which is a vivid picture of the vastness of God! When I think of it, I wonder why I ever worry about anything! Nothing can happen without God right there allowing it to fulfill His purpose. Why can’t I continually rest in that? I’m not there yet but I pray that I’ll get there.

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  1. Thanks for this great post. I used to love to hear London Paris and the Apostles sing this great song. The Dixie Echoes sing it now and it is on their new CD. Hearing their bass sing this song is a blessing indeed.


  2. Sony,

    you better get the Dixie Echoes Cd with this song.
    nothing less than awesome. their version of LITTLE
    IS MUCH is on the same project. Buy it today!