I will bow down toward your holy temple and
will praise your name for your unfailing love and your faithfulness.
“The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
and his ears are attentive to their cry.
Man Can Sit High But His View is Finite
Our God sits high but hugs low. Some believers say, God is far yet he is near; God seems beyond reach yet he is within reach; our God is transcendent (far off) yet he is immanent (close as my breath). Recently I sat on a plane as it traveled to California. Having completed work on my laptop, I gazed out the window. It was a clear, sunny, cloudless day. From my eagles view in the belly of the plane, I looked out the window and all at once in one glance I saw thousands of miles of the landscape below. Mountains looked like tiny bumps; rivers and highways looked like bits of thread winding through the bumps that were mountains. If there were buildings of whatever height and width, if there were boats on the rivers or cars on the road if whatever size, all were too minute to be discerned with the human eye. I thought with excitement what a view!
The Most High God: His View is Infiniti: Ad Inifinitum
my restricted view when I sat high, I saw for thousands of miles. However when I walked low, my eyes saw only a few feet. If with my limited view, limited mind, and limited abilities I could have seen all of this at one glance, then what about my God, the creator of this world; the one who created me. He who sits high in the heavens, He sees not just a thousand miles at once with one glance, but he always sees the whole universe “ad infinitum” or all at once. Earth, Mars, Saturn and all other planets moving in their differing orbits, Sun, Moon and Stars traveling in their various galaxies, they are at all times simultaneously within in his view. He sits high in the heavens, and he knows all “ad infinitum” or continuously.
The Most High God Walks Low: His view is still Infinite
This one, who sits high, He walks and looks low. What does this mean? It means that He sees in the same manner as one who walks down below, who walks upon the ground. While in this self-same situation, at one glance, I can see only a few feet in front of me, and can only then perceive the true size and minute detail of things that dot my surroundings. But our awesome God, he sees the whole earth as it is without limit or hindrance, he sees space ad infinitum. He is a Creator, he is Holy, He is Adoni (Lord), He is Elohim (Creator and Judge), He is El Elyon (God Most High) but he is also Jehovah Shammah the one who is there or who is near to us.This Holy one, this one who is high and lifted up, this one who sees galaxies as they swirl by and calls the earth his footstool (Isaiah 66:1), he is near. He sees the minuscule details of our lives and even the number of hairs on our head (Matthew 10:30). Our God knows the beginning from the end; he knows our past, present future all at once; and he knows all that impacted, impacts and will impact our life. My God knows my joys; my God knows my pain; he knows my friends and hidden enemies; he sees who will encourage, and who will sabotage. He who sits high, looks low to see, to watch and, to protect his children.
Psalm 34 verse 15 says “The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry.”
Psalm 56: 8 tells us that “You number my wanderings; put my tears into Your bottle; are they not in Your book?
Psalm 139:3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.
Psalm 139:16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
God Most High Sits High and Hugs Low
All of these verses speak of the Most High God, the one who sits high in heaven. He not only looks low into our lives, he also hugs low. He is attentive to our every cry; he takes our tears and hide them in a bottle; he knows when we lie down; he knows when we go out; and he knew us while we were formed in our Mother’s womb. Oh! Eyebrow Burner, the one before whose throne the Angels cry “Holy, Holy, Holy”, he will come low to wipe our noses as we weep. The Most High God said, “I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself” (Jeremiah 33:3B). Followers of Jesus Christ, our God, is far yet he is near; God seems beyond our each yet he is within reach; our God is transcendent yet he is immanent. Our Lord God sits High, and He hugs low. Be encouraged today!