“What is man that you are mindful of him? The son of man that you care for him?” So asks the Bible in several places.
Indeed, what is man that God should spare him a second thought? Is man a miniature version of God, with all the qualities and all the abilities of God Himself – just at a reduced level?
After all, the Bible does say that God made man in His image. So, are we all ‘mini-gods?’
Or is humanity so vastly different to God that it is hard to find any point of similarity between the two? For the Bible also says that God is not a man that He should lie, or a son of man that he should change is mind.
The reality is that there is a vast, immeasurable gulf between us and God. If we could picture it, it would be like comparing a grain of sand to Mt Everest.
Except that you could quantify the difference between a grain of sand and Mt Everest. You can’t quantify the infinite difference between God and man.
And yet, God chooses to do His work through us weak, foolish, and flawed human beings.Continue reading