It’s a big, big world out there and even I know that it can sometimes be a harsh one. Even for a Christian – to whom this life is really a fun warm-up for what comes next – there are fiery trials and storms on the sea. At least a Christian can face them knowing that they’ll never be alone.
This is a big world and by no means a gentle giant. It has mountains that toss their ivory heads high above seas that plunge to thoughtless depths, spinning in a dangerous dance with balls of fire that burn hotter than the brightest earthly blaze. It is a tiny part of the massive, whirling galaxy that we call the Milky Way, and that is a tiny part of the yawning space that we call the Universe.
And all that, all that, is but a speck of dust compared to the magnificence of Heaven.
In all this greatness, one teenage girl is less than an atom. But this one must try hard to never forget that for all the might of Earth and all the splendour of Heaven, God holds it all in the palm of His hand. Because our God is a very big God.
And big as He is, He cares for us.