Thursday, January 17, 2013

Is There Any Way We Can Know God?

Watching the kids on the playground--Quebec City Canada--June 2011


When my twins, Justin and Jonathan, were little boys, we had an ant farm.  It was fun to watch the tiny industrious creatures forever busy running their lives.  (Yes, my boys were that, but here I am referring to the ants.) These social creatures cooperated with one another building tunnels and chambers oblivious to our watchful eyes.  In their own universe (with no way to comprehend their marvelous masters) they lived their busy lives until they died too quickly, and the whole ant farm sat strangely still.  Our perspective gave us a good understanding of them, but there was no way they could fathom us.   
Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
Has it not been told you from the beginning?
Have you not understood since the earth was founded?
He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth,
and its people are like grasshoppers. Isaiah 40:21-22 
Like grasshoppers! Isaiah said. That perspective mirrors our own with the ants.
The truth is God is far above and beyond our comprehension. He knows us, His creations. We may try in our finite minds to conceive of Him, but in reality we have no basis of comparison.  God is marvelous and majestic.
 
Is there any way we can know Him?  God made a way for us when He sent us His son Jesus Christ.
 
Who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,
but made himself nothing,
taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself and became obedient to death—
even death on a cross!  Philippians2:6-8
 
Our gracious heavenly Father sent His son Jesus, the Word of God made flesh, to live amongst us as a man, to understand us, to be our brother, our advocate, our Savior, that we might know Him and by so doing, know the Father as well.
 
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.” John 14:6-7
 
 
Thank God for Jesus Christ. He makes a way for us to know God and to see God.  Thank God for my Savoir.  Otherwise, I might have lived and died as clueless as a grasshopper. . . or even as an ant.
 
Today I hope you will take the time to consider what a great big God we have, and what a wonderfully gracious thing He did by sending us His Son. God bless you. Thank you for visiting Write Moments with God. 
 
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9 comments:

  1. Thanks again Rose. The fact that God sent us His son, it gave us a chance to see Him in the flesh and to know of His mercy and grace. That free's us to not have to comprehend him, but to just have faith and hope in him!!! Sometimes hard for our feeble minds to do, but comforting to know that we can!!!

    Jason

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    1. Thank you Jason. You are so right. I am constantly amazed at God's mercy and grace.

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  2. Thanks for the reminder! Robin Densmore Fuson

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  3. Rose - I found this so encouraging. The Isaiah scripture reminded me of that great truth - God sits enthroned on the circle of the earth. Yes, He is always, forever on His throne.

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    1. Praise God. I'm always encouraged by your comments.

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  4. Great post, Rose, and lovely site. Enjoyed the kids-playing photo too. Blessings on your encouraging blog!

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  5. Nice perspective, Rose. I was at my son's graduation from seminary on Monday night, and the charge to the graduates was amazing about how big our God is: from John 6 - we are challenged to "unwrap the dead and let them go free."

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