This past year in Kid’s Club, the children learned about the greatness of God as seen in His attributes. As we looked at His attributes, we were reminded that God is both transcendent and immanent at the same time. God is both above all things and active in all things simultaneously. God’s transcendence reminds us that He is separate from His creation and is far above His creation in thought, power, and being. God’s immanence reminds us that He is actively involved in the smallest details of His creation.
Is Psalm 113, we see that nothing is too big for God. “The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens. Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high” (vv. 4-5). When I begin to think of the majesty and power of God, I stand awe-stricken before my Creator. There are no words to describe the infinite power and wisdom of our God. The Psalmist began to reflect on His greatness and realized that there is none like our God. No one and no thing comes close to being equal with God. God is set apart from His creation and is in no need of anything or anyone in order to exist. The Prophet Jeremiah exclaimed, “Ah Lord God! Behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee” (Jeremiah 32:17). Job, the suffering servant of God, said “I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be witholden from thee” (Job 42:2). These men of God realized that they served a God that was over all things and in control of all things. They realized that there was nothing too hard for God and nothing outside of the knowledge of God. There was no problem that God could not solve. There was no struggle that God did not allow. There was no enemy that God could not defeat. God is truly a transcendent God.
Yet, we must never forget that, although nothing is too big for God, there is also no one too small for God. Psalm 113 continues, “Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth! He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill” (vv. 6-7). Although our God is transcendent, He is also immanent. God cares for His creation and is involved in the details of His creation. He condescends to look upon mankind and to lift up those who are in need. It is God who notices a sparrow that falls to the ground and that knows the very number of hairs on your head. If He cares about these details, how much more does He care about the pain and suffering of His own children? Why would we ever refuse to trust such an amazing God?