“If you understand, it is not God you understand.” – Augustine
We like to control; to think we’ve got it all figured out.
But that, my friends, is an illusion. Much about God – who he is, what he does, and why he does it – is far beyond the capability of our finite minds to comprehend. God is infinite, awesome, and very large! In that sense our God is indeed mysterious.
I’m okay with that!
Now don’t get me wrong. God can be known. We can have a personal relationship with him; we can enjoy conscious communion with him.
What we cannot do is put him in a box. Create him in our own image; smugly act like we have him all figured out. That we cannot do.
That is what I’ve been thinking about today.