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Rachel Jolly writes

We are made in God’s image, and yet there are many vast differences between us and Him. One difference that I have been reflecting on recently is how God is immeasurable and we are not.

There are so many ways that we measure our lives. Do you know how tall you are, what you weigh, when you last had a haircut? How about having a to-do list of what we need to achieve, or knowing how many times your last post on social media was liked? We can become overwhelmed by our desire to define ourselves and our lives around us.

God is not so easily defined. The bible tells us He is infinite, unmeasurable. Psalm 145:3 says, ‘His greatness is unsearchable’. The fullness of God is impossible for us to comprehend, much as we like to measure. And yet God, who we cannot measure, knows all things in every detail.

He knows how many hairs are on your head (Luke 12:7). So, the God who is immeasurable knows every measure of you and your life.

Let’s look up from our own measuring of who we are and try to stop defining ourselves through the measuring scales we create. We will always fail if our understanding of ourselves is limited to the ways we can measure. But in God we can begin to understand the truth of who we are – to know him is to know ourselves.