How Tall Is God?
Someone asked me how tall did I think God is. Of course for a moment my mind went to that which I think is the average size of a European male. But immediately, I snapped back to the reality that God spoke of Himself with these words; “To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One.” (Isaiah 40:25)
Without a doubt Jesus is God, and He walked the land in clay shoes. “Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:” (Philippians 2:6-7)
God’s presence on earth fulfilled the prophesy that Isaiah brought to King Ahaz; “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” (Isaiah 7:14) It was at this thought that I realized that God is always just tall enough. I think Paul was reflecting on God’s ability when he penned; “To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.” (1 Corinthians 9:22) Then it sunk in, God is my all and all. That means He has already done everything that I need Him to do. He is never too small and thankfully never too tall. He is exactly what I need and always within my reach. This should also remind us and comfort us that God does not measure us by our height or weight or skin color or beauty, how eloquent we speak or where we live. As we are not judged by these physical attributes or lack thereof, so should we not stand in judgment of others, or how much God loves us based on the same.
While others may trouble themselves trying to put God in a familiar box, the wise understand that God is incomprehensible therefore such attempts are futile. Yes, Job was a man of unmatched faithfulness. His suffering only goes to prove that nothing in this world outweighs the simple joys that God gives. When Job dared to question his circumstances God responded; “Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.” (Job 38:4)
Sometimes we busy ourselves with the things of the world and forget they neither represent nor define God. They are simply evidence of His miraculous power. I smile at the magnificence of His creation and praise Him for the Magnificence of His Being. Each of us is also his creation. He does not love us more or less because of what we look like. How tall is God? The fact is we don’t know how tall God is, but we do know that He made us all in His image.