Monday, August 27, 2012

Wondering . . .Fascinated By God, and By His Truth


     Relationship with God, rightly known and experienced, necessarily involves frequent experiences of awe, fascination, and wonder. Indeed, too many days without some experience of the transcendent nature of Christianity’s great promise – the living presence of God with and within us - hinders the most devoted believer from experiencing the Christian life as our Heavenly Father means it to be.  Perhaps most importantly, the Lord Jesus Christ suffered and died a lonely death on the cross of Calvary to provide for us the perpetual reality of an earthly life lived by Heavenly means.  How can we comfortably live as merely ourselves when such Love has made the trusting heart into the very scene of the Most High God?       

 “I will dwell in them and walk in them” (II Corinthians 6:16).    

 In days to come, we will consider together the great questions that lead us to immerse ourselves in the wonder of the Divine and human united in Christ, and now revealed in us by the Holy Spirit.  Five questions will guide our wondering, as it were.

What is God?

Who is God?

Where is God?

When Is God?

Why is God?     

 A long eternity will not suffice in our full discovery of the Biblical answers to these questions.  The Spirit of God nevertheless beckons us to come and see glories that will thrill our hearts in both the now and the forever.  In days to come, we will seek to mine at least a bit of the gold presently available through the Word of God, the Spirit of God, and the church of God.  Even the smallest portion of gold dust unearthed in so sublime a quest can fill and fulfill our hearts with the wonder that causes our lives to glimmer with the light of His light, and the life of His life.  May our Lord lead and illuminate us as we seek to discover together new facets of “the unsearchable riches of Christ.

“Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid Thine hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.”(Psalm 139:5-6)


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