A Forgotten God: Untouchable
What would happen if a competition was put out, for anyone who wanted to, to swim from London, across the English channel, and then across the entire Atlantic all the way to New York City? It would be pretty much impossible for any human to do, whether it was Michael Phelps or Dara Torres, there is just no way to swim that far. That is, for us.
Just for the illustration, imagine that an average guy off the street competed against Phelps in this competition. They would only get so far. Michael Phelps might get five times as far as the normal guy, but he would still be only a fraction of the distance there.
Now imagine yourself there, swimming, on and on and on, and you know you’ll never make it. But this is what we do every single day of our life. Most everyone strives for perfection, to better themselves. And there is only one person who can actually reach the goal of perfection, who can swim across the Atlantic, or move mountains.
He moves mountains without their knowing it and overturns them in his anger.” Job 9:5
“He moves mountains”. He created the moon and the stars and the sun and the sky and every one of us. God is incredibly powerful, and he is unimaginable. He is incomparable to anything we know or have seen. He is so beyond us. In fact, they have a word for that.
Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One; you are the one Israel praises.” Psalm 22:3
God is holy. This literally means he is set apart, that he is so different and incomparable to anything else that he is completely separate. He is the definition of good, of wholesome, of truth–of holy. God is untouchable.
People may put down God. They may not understand the astonishing depth and expanse of his magnitude, but he is always greater, higher, and more powerful than anyone or anything. People wonder why God isn’t more obviously here, doing things here and there all the time, but maybe we should first consider just how unthinkable God is and how we don’t really even understand him, before we question him.