Thursday, March 24, 2005

The Mystery of God

Numbers 12:6-8
“And the Lord said to them, ‘Now listen to me! Even with prophets, I the LORD communicate by visions and dreams. But that is not how I communicate with my servant Moses. He is entrusted with my entire house. I speak to him face to face, directly and not in riddles! He sees the Lord as He is. Should you not be afraid to criticize him?”

For the majority of us, God veils Himself. It is a protection and a blessing. He gives enough to know and acknowledge him. He is revealed in creation and has set a foundation of faith. He chooses to reveal himself to some and even withdraws from others. Even some self-righteous and religious will be denied at the end. ‘Depart from me, I never knew you.”

Deuteronomy 29:29 says that the secret things of the Lord belong to him, but the things revealed belong to us and our children. One of the measuring sticks of faith is what we do with what we know. He rewards those who seek Him. He takes away from those who resist him.

I believe that God’s mysteriousness is faith building. I serve a God that is bigger than I can imagine. I cannot explain all His ways- that is MORE comforting, not less. As we approach the celebration of the resurrection. I am thankful that God is beyond me.

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