The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…
All that is or ever will be of God's tangible creation has always existed in His heart and mind.
"Known unto God are all His works from the beginning of the world" (Acts 15:18).
"His understanding is infinite" confirms the Psalmist regarding the Divine consciousness for which we have no frame of reference (Psalm 147:5). Indeed, we think in linear, chronological terms of past, present, and future. God, conversely, thinks in ways so transcendent that no real description or definition is possible. As one writer beautifully expressed, "The flutter of an angel's wing a thousand years hence is as known to God as if it happened in this moment."
Theologians often make the attempt to explain our Lord's infinite understanding. Some offer interesting possibilities. Personally, however, I find it more beneficial to simply accept the fact of God's knowing (and our unknowing). This results, as it were, in far more wonder than ponder. The Psalmist agreed: "Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me" (Psalm 131:1).
I do find interesting the truth that all created things are simply the outward expression of inward glories that have always been in the heart and mind of God. We might say that time and space existed as eternal blueprints in our Lord before His plans became His execution. Beauty dwelled within Him before bursting forth in substantive sight, sound, fragrance, texture, and taste. Most importantly, conscious beings, whether angelic or human, have forever been known by name and personhood before their creation and birth. This includes you and me. Our Heavenly Father knew we would be. He knew believers would believe. And He knows how He will forever bless us with the love of Christ, and how we will forever respond by being a blessing to Him and to others.
This is written as an affirmation, with little or no intention of explanation. Certainly we can understand much of God and His ways, as revealed in His Word and His working in creation. "With all thy getting, get understanding" commanded Solomon (Proverbs 4:7). Some things, however, are best understood in the realization we cannot understand. Our Lord's infinite and eternal knowledge fits into this blessed category, beckoning us not to crane our necks to see more and higher, but to bow our knees and hearts to wonder more deeply and gratefully.
"Our Lord Jesus Christ, which in His times He shall show, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords, who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto, whom no man hath seen, nor can see. To whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen."
(I Timothy 6:14-16)
Weekly Memory Verse
We have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
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