When God is Too Big For Us
1 In my thirtieth year, in the fourth month on the fifth day, while I was among the exiles by the Kebar River, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God. 2 On the fifth of the month—it was the fifth year of the exile of King Jehoiachin--3 the word of the Lord came to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, by the Kebar River in the land of the Babylonians. There the hand of the Lord was on him.
1) God shows up in the most awkward of times
2) God shows up in the most unlikeliest places
3) God shows up to a most undeserving people
The Almond Rod and Boiling Pot11 The word of the Lord came to me saying, “What do you see, Jeremiah?” And I said, “I see a rod of an [a]almond tree.” 12 Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am [b]watching over My word to perform it.”
13 The word of the Lord came to me a second time saying, “What do you see?” And I said, “I see a boiling pot, facing away from the north.” 14 Then the Lord said to me, “Out of the north the evil [c]will break forth on all the inhabitants of the land.15 For, behold, I am calling all the families of the kingdoms of the north,” declares the Lord; “and they will come and they will set each one his throne at the entrance of the gates of Jerusalem, and against all its walls round about and against all the cities of Judah. 16 I will [d]pronounce My judgments on them concerning all their wickedness, whereby they have forsaken Me and have [e]offered sacrifices to other gods, and worshiped the works of their own hands. 17 Now, gird up your loins and arise, and speak to them all which I command you. Do not be dismayed before them, or I will dismay you before them. 18 Now behold, I have made you today as a fortified city and as a pillar of iron and as walls of bronze against the whole land, to the kings of Judah, to its princes, to its priests and to the people of the land.19 They will fight against you, but they will not overcome you, for I am with you to deliver you,” declares the Lord.