God’s Greatness, Our Smallness

I spent Ash Wednesday traveling and longing to be in worship at some point during the day, but doubtful it would actually happen. It never did happen in a church, but I did worship while flying over Colorado, marveling at the snow-capped Rocky Mountains and listening to the words of Psalm 103 being sung through earphones.

The Rockies are so vast, so great and I felt so small. In that moment I realized Ash Wednesday is a reminder of our smallness and an invitation to journey during Lent toward a deeper understanding of God’s greatness.

For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his love for those who fear him;
as far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
As a father has compassion on his children,
so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;
for he knows how we are formed,
he remembers that we are dust.
~Psalm 103:11-14

Wherever we travel physically, emotionally or spiritually during the next 40 days, may we always find our small selves surrounded by God’s great love.

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