The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…
"God." Recently, a rhetorical question came to mind. What is the first thing I think of when I see or think of the word, "God?"
My mind did not necessarily go blank. But I did find myself unable to come up with what seems an adequate word or words that responded to the question. At first, this disturbed me. I have been a believer for 47 years, and a preacher for 44. "I don't have a profound response to this most important and central question? How can that be???" Honestly, I still can't say I have an answer that seems sufficient. However, I am no longer disturbed by my paralysis of thought and comprehension.
"In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and His train filled the temple…. Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone" (Isaiah 6:1;6).
The prophet did far more than ponder the Lord's being as God. He saw Him. His response? "Undone." This is how I feel, a response that among many possibilities, actually seems appropriate. Of course, our Heavenly Father grants much understanding of Himself and His truth as we walk with Him through Christ, and by the Holy Spirit. "The path of the just is as the shining light, which shineth more and more unto the perfect day" (Proverbs 4:18). However, regardless of how far He allows us to enter into the infinite character and nature of His being, we never lose the sense of His infinite greatness. "God?" Where does one begin in defining One who "dwells in the light which no man can approach unto, whom no man hath seen, nor can see?" (I Timothy 6:16). I honestly don't know, and in my ignorance, the brightest of all lights seems to shine.
You may have good and satisfying answers to the question. If so, wonderful. My hesitance does not preclude the possibility, especially since most folks are much smarter than me. However, I find myself glad to join the prophet - "Undone!" An infinite and eternal measure of goodness and greatness lie before all who have set forth through Christ into the boundless glory of God. Most vividly, Scripture speaks of His love in these terms, and we close accordingly…
"The love of Christ passeth knowledge."
"His greatness is unsearchable."
Weekly Memory Verse
"Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and Thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart."