Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Lost in God

We humans like to control God.  We like to make him small enough so that we can manage him.  But a God this size cannot save us.  A God this size is no bigger than our imaginations.

Thank God that the real God is big.  Much bigger than our understanding of him.  The other day Richard Rohr posted this in his daily devotional:

"Many mystics speak of the God-experience as simultaneously falling into an abyss and being grounded. This sounds like a contradiction, but in fact, when you allow yourself to fall into the abyss—into hiddenness, limitlessness, unknowability, a void without boundaries—you discover it’s somehow a rich, supportive, embracing spaciousness where you don’t have to ask (or answer) the questions of whether you’re right or wrong. You’re being held and so you do not need to try to “hold” yourself together. "

Sometimes we need to fall into God and lose ourselves in him.  I am grateful that God is big enough for us to fall into and lose ourselves in.

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

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