The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…
"The Whys and the Wherefores"
Scientists long ago discovered that every atom in creation exists in a complexity that boggles the mind. Rather than an indivisible building block, as once thought, the atom rather consists of a vast array of particles, forces, energy, and movement. The simple became the elaborate when chemist John Dalton discovered the nature of the atom in terms of components rather than uniformity.
"His understanding is infinite" (Psalm 147:5).
The true nature of the atom speaks to the complexity of our lives. We know so little of even the simplest matter, sometimes thinking we completely understand the whys and the wherefores of our experience. This is never actually true. Certainly, we can know enough to function, in most cases. However, every moment and every matter of our lives bears far more significance and substance than we can begin to realize as God works His "eternal purpose in Christ Jesus our Lord" amid all earthly circumstances (Ephesians 3:11).
This truth speaks to the vital necessity of committing our hearts and lives to the One who sees all, knows all, and works all for the glory of the Lord Jesus and the best interests of His creation (including you and me).
"All things are naked and opened unto the eyes of Him with whom we have to do" (Hebrews 3:14).
All others exist, like members of the military, on a "need to know" basis (and, as a friend who served once said, "We must not have needed to know much!). "Why did that happen? Why am I going through this? Why will I have to experience things to come, whether pleasant or painful?" Some answers may be forthcoming regarding the reasons for life as we find it, and as it finds us. Most, however, will remain known only to God, thus making trust in Him the vital necessity of our existence. Indeed, we may not know much, in real terms. However, we can know the One who knows all, in perfectly seen terms of truth and reality. We can know the God completely aware of the whys and the wherefores, and we can rest our hearts in the realization that He is present and actively involved in all. This is peace, the peace of the Lord Jesus. There is no other.
"Known unto God are all His works from the beginning of the world."
"And if any man think that he knoweth anything, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know."
(I Corinthians 8:2)
Weekly Memory Verse
O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out!