Saturday, June 5, 2010

Comprehending the Incomprehensible

There are these separate, random, and completely unrelated threads that I want to braid together here into a rope we can hold onto tightly. These come from a textbook, a plaque,a movie clip and God's Word.

In the textbook I'm reading about God's specific revelation and it says -
"Having only observed finite forms, we find it impossible to grasp infinite concepts. In this sense, God always remains incomprehensible. It is not that we do not have knowledge of him, and genuine knowledge at that. Rather, the short coming lies in our in ability to encompass Him within our knowledge."

My wall plaque says -
"When you come to the edge of all the light you have known and are about to step out into the darkness,
Faith is knowing one of two things will happen...
There will be something to stand on or you will be taught to fly."

The third thread is a clip from Prince Caspian - before you see it you need to know that the lion, Aslan, was used by C.S. Lewis as a representation of God and the little girl is the one who believes - notice how she pulls her small dagger out in face of the thousands of soldiers who are about to attack her. ( - about 3 minutes long)

No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him. I Corinthians 2:9

For since the world began, no ear has heard, and no eye has seen a God like you, who works for those who wait for Him! Isaiah 64:4

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen Ephesians 3:20,21

God is incomprehensible.
He has solutions that are beyond our imagination.
Who could imagine that, when faced with overwhelming enemies, the river would come to life in the form of a twenty story warrior...
Who would ever think that in stepping off into darkness that instead you will fly...

God is incomprehensible.
He has solutions beyond our imagination...
exceedingly abundantly above all we can ask or think...You can hang onto that!

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