The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…
"The Books That Should Be Written"
For all that Scripture tells us, an infinite amount of truth and reality also remains beyond our possession and comprehension. By definition, it must be this way.
"His understanding is infinite" (Psalm 147:5).
Consider this when reading the Gospels. The writers provide what seems to be a fairly extensive chronicle regarding the birth, life, death, resurrection, and ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Apostle John, however, reveals that of all we find in his writings, along with those of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, a vast measure of the Savior's life and experience remains unreported.
"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).
Every event and word recorded of the Lord Jesus provides merely an overview and brief description of the eternal meaning and significance of what He said and did. Thus, we could read John 3:16 every day of our lives, spending hours on end to absorb greater light, as led by the Holy Spirit and the other Scriptures. Still, we would only begin to know what could be known in twenty five words that bear the inestimable weight of eternity and the limitless measure of forever. The same can be said of all truth in God's Word, and all reality in His creation. "O the depths of the riches both of wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out!" (Romans 11:33).
When reading and pondering the Bible, we do well to remember this reality. Certainly, we make our journey as accompanied by knowledge already learned and stored in heart and mind, interpreting Scripture by Scripture. However, we also realize that our journey into the light of God has just begun, and will shine ever more brightly as we humbly seek God in the light of His Word. "The path of the just is as the shining light, which shineth more and more unto the perfect day" (Proverbs 4:18). Indeed, we do well as we open the sacred Volume to read and ponder in light of "nothing yet as we ought to know." Such humility will go far in preparing heart and mind to discover ever more, and to rejoice that regardless of how far we venture in God and His truth, an eternal voyage upon a shoreless ocean awaits us. To echo John, I suppose that even eternity itself will not contain the books that should be written of the Lord Jesus and all He will ever and forever unveil to us of His immeasurable glory and infinite understanding.
"Call unto Me, and I will answer thee and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not."
Weekly Memory Verse
Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort, who comforteth us in all our tribulation.
(II Corinthians 1:3-4).