He is big!
Acts 23:23 “Then he called two of his centurions and ordered them, “Get ready a detachment of two hundred soldiers, seventy horsemen and two hundred spearmen to go to Caesarea at nine tonight.”
Now let us just remind ourselves of the threat.
There were 40 Jews ready to ambush Paul and kill him.
The Commander ordered 470 Roman soldiers to take Paul to Caesarea.
That is a large amount compared to the 40. The Commander was bigger than the threat, his resources were bigger and more frightening than their plans and he flexed his muscle.
We have a big Commander.
To those today who are facing difficulties, no matter how big they are … you have a bigger God
You may be facing an army of problems but God has a bigger army!
And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, LORD, so that he may see.” Then the LORD opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 2 Kings 6:17
Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels? Matthew 26:53
If only you could see who God has set around your life and who is working for you!
The lowly Shepherds realised how big God was: “Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favour rests.’ Luke 2:13-14.
Don;t let people be fooled by the size of the baby in the manger. Jesus is really big!