Being in the Olympic fever and all, I've been watching quite a bit of the Olympics with Astro having 10 channels dedicated to the majestic festival. One of the advertisements got to me. It said something along the lines of "being able to stand in the midst of the multitude hearing your national anthem play, being an Olympian". Okay maybe not all of us dream of being a half-God Olympian as the Greeks would have it. We might at one point or another dreamt of being Billy Graham, one of the world's most renown preachers, being up there in front of the thousands of people preaching God's word, or maybe that charismatic politician whose contributions to the nation goes down in detail into the history books, or that famous singer/artist that everyone labels a "genius", the one of a kind someone that makes a great impact in our generation or a few generations.
I have. Dreamt of being someone great. Its disappointing to find that in reality I don’t match up anywhere near my dreams. That I'm not the superhero or superheroine that comes and saves everyone from the end of the world. I've suddenly become doubting Thomas and the promise of greatness as a daughter of God doesn’t really appeal much anymore because at the moment it seems more of a fairytale story you tell little Sunday school kids. Somehow the realism and pessimism of a doubtful world I've come to know has like a thief in the night robbed my of my idealism and faith in an indescribable God. I wondered seriously how upon in my life I sang the lyrics "How great is our God" as a statement with an exclamation mark and not with a question mark at the end. It seems more acceptable now with a question mark at the end.
Just how great is MY God?
How great exactly is our God?