Wednesday, July 8, 2009
An Understandable God?
Sometimes we find ourselves trying to wrap our brains around one of God's mysteries, such as the fact that He has always been and always will be, or that He is omnipresent (everywhere at once), or that He is omniscient (all-knowing). There is always one of two results to this pondering: 1) We decide that we'll find out when we get to heaven and accept the fact that we will never understand it in this life, or 2) we come to the conclusion that we really can't believe in God because we just don't understand Him. Well, there is a problem with the latter choice. The problem is that if we CAN understand God, than He is no greater than we are. Who would want to worship someone who is no greater than themselves? The fact that we don't understand all of God's mysteries points to His greatness and should make us that much more excited to get to know Him better. We will still find ourselves struggling over His grace or maybe even the seeming injustice of the world, but when that does happen, we can be reminded of Deut. 29:29 "The secret things belong to the Lord our God; but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may practice all the words of this law." There are things God has kept from us, but He has given us so much to discover!