Thursday, May 24, 2012

Knowing God

What do we really know about God anyway?  Isn't it true that everything that we say that we know about our Father is filtered through the lens of human experience?  We read the scriptures and they speak to us through our hearts and minds.  We experience God in the world and come to understand him via our thoughts and feelings.

Consequently, when we talk about how much we know in general, or how much we know about God, we probably don't know as much as we think.  Again, a good reason that we should be a little less dogmatic and a little more open to God moving us from one thought to another about himself.

The apostle Paul wrote that now we see "through a glass dimly, but the day is coming when we will see face to face."  Moral of the story is, we are not as smart as we think.  We need to trust in God, not our ideas about him.  We need to trust in the God who we begin to come to know in this live, but is not bound or defined by our experience of him.  After all, the human experience of the divine is always going to fall a little short of capturing the complete and true nature of our Father until the day when we see him face to face.

It's a beautiful day in God's world, be sure to see the good.

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