God Is Greater

April 24, 2020
Chapel stainglass of Christ

[Written by Anita Springer, DBA]

Hello! I'm Anita Springer. I've been an adjunct professor for the College of Business & Communication at Concordia University Texas for eight years now.

The picture shows the front of the sanctuary at St. John Nottingham Lutheran Church In Cleveland, Ohio. During my earliest elementary school days, this is where I went to church with my family and also attended chapel every week as a student at St. John's school. This stained-glass window made quite an impression on me as a youngster — Jesus standing on top of the world!

Lately, I've thought a lot about this image of Christ on top of the world as we hear in the news about the Coronavirus traveling from country to country, community to community. I think about how much bigger God is than this earth we live on!

Here are some words from Isaiah 40:28–29, 31 (ESV): "The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might He increases strength… they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint."

The global pandemic has been difficult for me to fathom. After a while, I grow weary of listening to the news about the Coronavirus. Sometimes, it's exhausting to think about this huge world-wide problem. I wonder how long this virus situation is going to last. But I know God is bigger than this earth and this virus outbreak. I'm relying on Him to renew my strength.

The image of Christ on top of the world while we mount up on the eagle's wings gives me new energy as we wait for the time when the virus threat dissipates, and we'll be back to normalcy!