Touched by ‘Greatness’
“I will exalt you my God and King; I will praise your name for ever and ever; Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; ‘His Greatness’ no one can fathom. They will speak of the glorious splendour of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works”. So wrote David.
“O Lord, you have begun to show your servant your ‘Greatness’ and your mighty Hand”, spoke Moses in Deuteronomy 3:24. God has many attributes that serve to extol His Majesty and Power; for He is without doubt one who is sovereign, almighty, and rules over all. But it is his moral characteristics that distinctly point to his true ‘Greatness’. God cannot act in any way inconsistent with, or be anything other than, what and who He is – A God of moral excellence, Holiness, Righteousness, Love, Mercy and Justice. To be touched by Greatness is indeed to demonstrate and display in our life and witness something of these same Godly qualities in our walk of faith.
“Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast of his strength, or the rich man boast of his riches, but let him that boast, boast about this; that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight, declares the Lord”. Jeremiah 9:24
Because human nature is always in a state of flux; of continuous change, for better or for worse, then the direction of that change and its essential quality will be governed by what and on whom we set our hearts upon. To be touched by the Hand of God and transformed by His Power is to be ‘Touched by Greatness’, for unless we have the laws of God written on our hearts, then nothing will be sustainable for long. Such a contact with greatness was experienced by Elijah, Moses and many others, and with such force and effect, that it not only changed the course of events in their time, but it changed them. The prophet Elijah had arrived on the scene during one of Israel’s degenerative periods in her history; a time span of 58 years that had witnessed wickedness and corruption at an unprecedented level, but he was a man who had stood before God and had been schooled from a higher source and ‘Touched by Greatness’, his energies now were now turned outward rather than inward, his vision upward instead of downward, and his desire heavenly where once they had been earthly.
‘Your right hand oh Lord, was majestic in power in the greatest of your majesty, you threw down those who opposed you, for who among the Gods are like you oh Lord, Majestic in Holiness, Awesome in Glory, Working Wonders’. Taken from the song of Moses and Miriam.
I personally love the story of the woman with the issue of blood who dared to believe that even in the very touch of the extremity of Jesus’ garment would be sufficient for her healing. She believed in His power and His overflowing fullness of healing virtue. God knows what we are in need of as we reach out to him, and may we desire and yearn for life changing encounters as we seek him in Spirit and in Truth. For in the words of the song writer: ‘Just one Touch from the King changes everything’.
Every Blessing to you all
Jack has been a faithful member of the Free Methodist Church for 34 years, spending many of those years in leadership. He lives in Lancashire, UK, and has recently celebrated 60 years as being a Christian! Find our more about Jack and the story behind Jack’s corner: Treasures of the Word here.