In which I realize my smallness

Too often I spend time making comparisons. Wishing for her talent, his intellect or her success. I go round and round in circles with it, always with the same outcome. The same fears take shape, and I convince myself of my smallness. I think we’re all wired for it, this desire to be bigger than we are. I realize the futility in it, this comparison between myself and others. Why choose to compare my flawed and broken against the brokeness of another?

Instead I must choose to see that we are, each of us, small in the hands of a Creator God. This is a place where smallness makes sense. A place where I can let the fears and wonderings rest in His greatness. Where the insecurities that I carry are set down at His feet and released, because He is so much better at carrying it than I am.

His greatness, our smallness, weary souls rest.



  • I am weak, so I rest in His strength.
    I am small, so I look to His greatness.

    Such a simple, profound reality.

  • Like a child, yes.

    Or like the Beloved, leaning on the arm of her Lover, coming up from the desert in Song of Songs.

    Lovely. (And these photos are breathtaking πŸ™‚

    (Hey, my husband was just in Geneva as of last week. Now I see why he wishes I could get a glimpse of Switzerland! πŸ™‚

  • Are you hiking in the Alps in these pictures? Beautiful!

    I struggle with this too. I always joke with the High Calling team that our goal is simple: we are aiming for world domination.

    It’s the only way I know to deal with my ambitions by making a joke of them.

  • I followed Marcus over here. The site and your adventure is marvelous. I used to think I’d go to Switzerland to climb mountains or sing in one of the provincial opera houses, but I got the climbing out of my system in Yosemite and the Tetons. The music I’ve never gotten over, but never felt quite ready to attempt a career in Europe. My wife wanted to go to Spain for our twenty fifth wedding anniversary, which was yesterday. I didn’t have the mauxie. Work and life keep getting in the way. Your husband sounds like the kind of guy to just do it.

  • Thank you all for visiting my little corner of the world.

    Marcus, these photos were taken in the Jungfrau region of the Alps, and they can’t possibly do the real thing justice. As for world domination, you’ve made it to Switzerland!