We find ourselves attracted to confident people but at the same time appalled at arrogance. It is a thin line from one to the other. As a person of faith, I find it unthinkable and sickening to see a person being arrogant toward God.
Recently when I was praying, in my prayer I was praising God for Who He Is. I almost became convicted with the absurdity of my prayer. How could I even imagine who God really is? His greatness is so beyond me.
He made the entire universe and even the most brilliant minds who study the great expanse of the universe grope at the enormity of the universe. Yet God is the Creator of all, and how could we the ants of the earth even think to know much about God?
Occasionally, there are those who question God or criticize God as unfair. I know there are many people who go through hellish things on this earth and ask the why questions concerning God. The only answer I have for them is we live in a fallen world that is filled with chaos. God’s order is coming to the chaos, but I cannot tell you why and when.
I am not a fan of Voltaire, but these words sound reasonable, “In the beginning God created man in His own image, and man has been trying to repay the favor ever since.”
Instead of seeking to rise to God’s splendor, we try to lower God to our mud-level understanding. Our spiritual arrogance is often the demise of our verbal witness. “Lord, help me to believe like a child and live like Jesus!”
God does not have to make complete sense to me because I know I do not have the capacity to wrap my thoughts around God. The complexity of God is a puzzle with too many pieces for me to put together.
If you think you have God all neatly packaged and understandable, then you my friend need a bigger God. How can we compute the God of all Creation with our quart-sized human brain?
Yet, into the darkness of our innate ignorance, God sent Jesus, the light of the world. Jesus, the Eternal Son humbled Himself to human flesh and came into our habitation.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God./ He was in the beginning with God./ All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made./ In Him was life, and the life was the light of men” (John 1:1-4 NKJV).
“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14 NKJV).
There is much more I do not know than I know. But one thing I know to the very core of my being, “Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the Savior of the World…and me. He was crucified and resurrected, and my only hope is in Him.
By faith, I believe like a small child in God who is beyond comprehension and Who as the Son of God, stepped into our sand with the sandaled feet of a man. He lived among us, died for us, and then lives again. I just believe!
Yours on the Journey,
Harry L. Whitt