Tuesday, January 30, 2007

What I Know

This is a reply I made to someone's post over in LiveJournal. I liked it.

Our puny little brains have no chance of understanding the totality of what God is. There are so many things that don't "make sense" to my human mind, the seeming contradictions that I have no hope of reconciling, but that I all put under the heading of "his ways are not mine." And how close are his ways to mine? Only about "as far as the heavens are above the earth."

Faith & works. Justice & mercy. Sovereignty & free will.

And then there is God's vastness & God's care. I don't understand how it can be true that I am dust and my life is just a vapor, yet also that The Lord catches every one of my tears -- and cries them with me.

I just know that it's true.

4 comments:

Francine said...

My feelings exactly ... but you put them in such "visual" terms. It is hard to comprehend but, for me, God shows Himself more in nature than anywhere else. I still can't wrap my mind around it but I'm so thankful for His glorious creations.

Cami said...

Sometimes we need Ecclesiastes, sometimes the Psalms...beautifully put, Prof, like a lovely song--or Psalm!

I.I. said...

thank you, ladies -- very kind words.

Tanya said...

Well spoken!!