Boxes comes in all shape and sizes. A diamond ring may come in the smallest one while things like appliances come in a big box, but you can never put God in a box.
God is not an object.
When you open a box, do you find a person inside of it? Maybe if it is surprise for someone, but most often, no. You might find a big screen TV where you can decide where to hang it, but you can't decide where to put God. God is everywhere. He is omnipresent. The scripture says that God is with us or that he is by our side, but it doesn't say you can put him in a box. Some people pack up boxes like they are planning to store something. So if you put a God in a box, you are saving him for another day, and my friend, you need Him at all times! I am reminded of a story where Jesus came to a person house as a guest. He told Jesus the only room could have and this was liken to someone saying, he can have my heart, and that is it. When a thief came and robbed him, the person wondered why Jesus didn't save him, and Jesus replied it was because he only let have one room. He didn't invite him to the rest of his house. When we put God in a box, how can he help us when he is not allowed in all of our lives?
God is not a man.
Some people make a mistake that we can treat him as we treat man. We look at him from a human perspective. We see a six footer or even a seven footer, but is so much bigger than even Goliath. He is bigger than our problems and our giants yet people puts him in a box. God is spirit. Genesis starts out saying, "In the beginning, God..." The word God is Hebrew for Elohiym which means that more than one divine being was present at creation. The trinity is made up of three: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. How many Gods do you see there? Surely not one or the word would not be Elohiym. When Jesus told the Pharisees that Abraham saw him, they were in disbelief because they viewed him as man and not as God. Jesus was there in the beginning just as the Holy Spirit was. Before Jesus came to earth, he was not yet of flesh and blood as we are. Only when he came as a baby was he born of man and of spirit.
God is bigger than a box.
No man has ever seen God because God is spirit yet some people put him in a box. How can you do that? You can't. What it means is that people limits God. They think that only some thing are possible for God to do so for those he can't, they keep him in a box. Jesus said that All things are possible. There is nothing God can't do and we need to remember that.
When people saw that God didn't meet their deadline, they put God in a box, but God still has big plans for America and on his own timeline. A song I like goes like this: "God will move and who will hinder.." We need to be amazed. If God is the sender of the rain, than He is the sender of snow and wind. Has your weather been unusual? That is God cleansing out your land of the wickedness that was sown. We serve an awesome God.
Author of the Second Chance Series and owner of Unique Pen Press.