Many years ago, we took our daughter to Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Florida. To our despair, her favorite ride was “It’s a Small World.” She wanted to go on it over and over. And so we heard that same line over and over …
“It’s a small world after all. It’s a small world after all. It’s small world after all. It’s a small, small world!”
Yes, it is a small world. In comparison to the vast universe, our planet is only a speck. Actually, it is smaller than a speck. But the problems, the challenges, and difficulties seem so big in day-to-day life. And when the troubles of this world seem big, God seems so small.
When God seems so small, we turn to other solutions. I once had a couple in our church call me to tell me that they were getting a divorce. They told me that they had tried everything. The only thing was that they had not looked to God or his Church for help.
Our church is on a busy highway in New Jersey. Thousands upon thousands of cars pass by every day. But most of the cars do not stop even though so many of the people in those cars are struggling with problems that are overwhelming them. Most of the people passing by do not think that the Church has anything to offer.
We get sick, we go to the doctor. We lack provision, we get a second job. We are depressed, we take a pill or see a therapist. We do these things because we think that they can do more than God can do. All those things are practical and I am not saying to not do them. But where do you look first for healing? Where do you look first for daily bread? Where do you look first for the joy of the Lord?
God is not just one option among many. He is the way-maker. He is the almighty. He is the air we breathe. He is everything! He can do what no doctor can do. He can do what no amount of money can do. He can do what no medicine can do. He can more than you can possibly imagine. Don’t tell God how big your problem is. Tell your problem how big your God is.