God of Great and Small Things
Today’s reading: Ezekiel 1:1-5:17
My selection: Ezekiel 1:3
3 the word of the Lord came to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the Chebar canal, and the hand of the Lord was upon him there.
My reflections: Ezekiel was exiled as part of the people of Israel, by God’s will. Ezekiel was sent visions in a foreign land, by God’s will. Ezekiel was commanded to proclaim those visions to God’s people, by God’s will. God, according to His will, works in the great events of history like the conquest of Jerusalem by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylonia and in the small events of one individual man’s life, like Ezekiel.
God reveals Himself as powerful and glorious, a God to be feared and worshiped, not a dead idol.
My challenge: Never lose sight of the power of God in world history and in personal history. Never lose sight of His glory and power over all things and all people. Has He called you to His service? Serve Him with awe.
Tomorrow’s reading: Ezekiel 6:1-10:22