The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…
"The Volume He Pens"
"And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen" (John 21:25).
Surely, far less than 1% of the earthly lifetime of the Lord Jesus Christ is available to our knowledge and understanding. Other than His birth and one incident in childhood, we know nothing about the days before His ministry began at the age of 30. Moreover, despite the Gospel accounts that report many of our Savior's words and actions, most of the events during His three years of ministry are not available for our consideration. We can know enough, of course, as the Holy Spirit inspired the light necessary for our hearts and minds. We cannot know all, however, nor do we know most of what the Lord Jesus did during His time upon the earth.
"O Lord, how manifold (multiplied) are Thy works!" (Psalm 104:24).
Over the years, fellow believers have occasionally asked me, "What is the Lord doing in your life?" I try to be respectful in response, but I must admit the question always makes me smile within. How can I possibly know more than the smallest sliver of His doings in my life, or anyone's life? I may consider myself to know a little, and sometimes our Heavenly Father's working can seem fairly obvious in some matters. However, like the earthly life of the Lord Jesus, surely His spiritual life as revealed in believers involves far more than we can ever begin to fathom. No less than the Apostle Paul, a man more familiar with God's working than anyone, confessed God's ways to being "past finding out" (Psalm 11:33).
This we can know: if we have trusted the Lord Jesus as Savior, He will doubtless fill the volume He writes regarding each of our lives to a vast overflow. A living, vibrant, and ever active God works in His children to nurture our growth in the grace and knowledge of the Savior. We are all works in progress, a process God promises He will "perform until the day of Jesus Christ" (Philippians 1:6). The volume He pens in our lives is vast. In real terms, we know little. However, being aware of His continually engaged presence in our hearts and lives prepares to perhaps know a bit more than we do. Of every believer, certainly John would echo his thought of long ago, "I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written."
"God… doeth great things past finding out. Yea, and wonders without number."
(Job 9:2; 10)
Weekly Memory Verse
He that believeth on Him shall not be confounded.
(I Peter 2:6)