“…what if the number of the righteous is five less than fifty? Will you destroy the whole city because of five people?” “If I find forty-five there,” He (God) said, “I will not destroy it.” Genesis 18:28 NIV
God can do math!
That’s good news. Forgive me if I seem to be trivializing God. That is certainly not the intent. One time, I was reading the story of when Abram pleads for God’s mercy on Sodom and this verse jumped out at me. I couldn’t help but notice that God quickly converted “five less than fifty” to “forty-five”.
Sure, I know God is the Creator and nothing is impossible for Him. But, sometimes I think I am caught in a trap of thinking of God as the God of only the spectacular. It’s easy to remember Him as the God who holds the stars in place. Who can forget the power He displays as He parts a sea? We all know it is Him when we see the sky painted with a rainbow. God is so evident in the miraculous, that we sometimes fail to see Him as the God of the small things of life.
Yes, He is the God who can form mountains, but He is also the God who can wipe a tear from an eye, count a grain of sand, paint the spots on a Lady Bug or the freckles on a face…and help me with a math problem.
Today, let’s see God for who He really is!
He is the Great, the Mighty, the Powerful, and yet the tender, delicate, detailed God….
…who can do math!
Give Him a problem. Any problem. He will know the answer!
You can trust Him today!
Do you have a problem you’d love God to solve?