The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…
"Wonders Without Number"
Both Old Testament and New call us to seek and obtain as much understanding of God and His ways as possible.
"With all thy getting, get understanding" (Proverbs 4:7).
"Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding of what the Lord's will is" (Ephesians 5:17).
The Christian life involves growing knowledge of truth and reality in the light of Scripture, as illuminated by the Holy Spirit. God's truth is infinite, and thus we will never fully understand all that can be learned and assimilated. Thus, we seek always to "grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" (II Peter 3:18). However, despite our need for the ongoing determination to "get understanding," much of our Lord's truth cannot be fully comprehended. Some things call us not to knowledge, but rather to wonder.
"Such knowledge is too wonderful for me! It is high, I cannot attain unto it!" (Psalm 39:6).
Sometimes we see the most when we see the least. Unattainable understanding about God and His ways tells us much about God and His ways. This is especially important for a race of beings originally deceived by Satan's lie: "Ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil" (Genesis 3:5). The devil still tempts us to believe that we can and must comprehend more than we can fathom. Again, we passionately seek to "get understanding." We do so, however, in the awareness that an eternal God transcends by far our capacity for full understanding. Moreover, we realize that wonder also fills our being with light when we see with our hearts more than with our minds. "God… does great things past finding out, yea, and wonders without number" (Job 9:2; 10).
"The Light shineth in darkness" (John 1:5). We can know much. We can know more. But we cannot know all. Nor do we need to understand everything. A long eternity stretches forth before born again believers wherein "wonders without number" will forever beckon us to "come and see My glory" (Isaiah 66:18). Even with glorified minds, we will not be able to fully comprehend all that can be known. We will, however, be better equipped for wonder, that is, the illuminating realization that we do not have to understand in order to know. Indeed, we do well to reconcile our hearts to the need for enigma as well as explanation. Thereby we see even as we do not see.
Look up into a clear blue sky,
and let your heart be filled with light,
but as you ponder, realize that Someone more beautiful,
Someone more beautiful made the sky.
Set your gaze upon a starry night,
and let your heart be amazed by the lights
that in the darkness shine so bright,
for Someone so beautiful, Someone so beautiful made the lights.
Open the Scriptures, the book of light
and let your heart see the wondrous Christ
who on every page so clearly shines,
Someone so beautiful, Someone so beautiful,
the wondrous Christ.