Isaiah 14:16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
A picture of Satan in hell...and mankind marvling at his size, or lack of it, considering the way we have feared Satan here on earth. Apparantly, we will be amazed that he is such a runt. We will have to narrow our eyes to look at him in all his none-ness. Maybe we should go ahead and look at him narrowly now. When we can see the narrowness of Satan, then we can see the wideness of God.
There’s a wideness in God’s mercy, Like the wideness of the sea;
There’s a kindness in His justice, Which is more than liberty.
For the love of God is broader Than the measure of our mind;
And the heart of the Eternal Is most wonderfully kind.
There is plentiful redemption In the blood that has been shed;
There is joy for all the members In the sorrows of the Head.
But we make His love too narrow By false limits of our own;
And we magnify His strictness With a zeal He will not own.
Was there ever kinder shepherd Half so gentle, half so sweet,
As the Savior who would have us Come and gather at His feet?
*There's a Wideness in God's Mercy - An old Hymn by Faber
You know, with our eyes so full of God and all His glory, nothing else is really visible?