Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep.
Six years ago, Michael and I went to Paris, France for our wedding anniversary. I remember the first full day, we got on the metro to go to the Eiffel Tower. We entered a tunnel during the trip into the heart of the city. As we left the tunnel, the Tower came into view. We were in a train car with other Americans, and there was an audible gasp as we all looked at it.
We left the metro and walked to the tower. We stood under it and looked up. The sheer size of it left me speechless and overwhelmed. I’ve had similar experiences underneath the Arizona sky at night, how the entire sky seems massive, stretching from one end of the earth to the other. Also, looking out over the ocean on a cruise ship, how tiny the boat feels (which isn’t tiny in the least) compared to the unending water around us.
This verse reminds me just how small I am compared to the love, faithfulness, righteousness, and justice of God. It is the tall tower, the evening sky, the expansive ocean. It’s overwhelming and awe-inspiring. I am so thankful we serve a God like our God.