In 1993 Audio Adrenaline wrote the song “Big Big House.” It quickly became a number one hit in Christian Music. Soon kids were singing it in youth groups and children’s church. The theme of the song is that God has a house in heaven with lots and lots of rooms, room enough for everyone. That’s one big house. Heaven is going to be a beautiful place where we will enjoy His presence forever.
“This is what the Lord says: Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool. Where could you possibly build a house for me? And where would my resting place be?”
No Place Big Enough
In Isaiah’s final chapter, the prophet starts with poetic language describing earth in relation to the throne of God. Heaven is where God resides, and in comparison, the earth is His footstool. Isaiah is trying to tell the Israelites that God is bigger than anything they know. No temple they build will ever be able to house Him. For those who put their trust in Him, that is a great comfort, but to those who don’t, this is a wake-up call.
Never lose perspective when it comes to your relationship with God. He is much bigger than anything you can imagine, and as His follower, we need to keep that in mind. Nothing on this earth can contain Him. If we start thinking our problems are more significant than our God, we are headed down the road of defeat. On the other hand, if we start thinking more of ourselves than we should, we are headed for a humbling fall.
One Big House
It would be easy to be intimidated when you size yourselves up to God, but that is not what He wants. Instead, He wants you to have a reverent respect for Him but at the same time, understand that He genuinely cares for you. All of that size and might are behind you as you walk out your door each morning. Nothing the world throws at you can compete. Walk in that confidence today.