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Curiouser and Curiouser
October 1, 2017

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We believers all agree that God is great. We often think of him as holy or loving or wise or mighty. We speak of him as kind or gracious or forgiving. But very few people that I know ever refer to God as interesting.

I find God simply fascinating. By this I mean that there is something deeply intriguing to me about who and what God actually is. Like other believers, I too rejoice in God’s wondrous love for us and his marvelous salvation in his son. I am thankful for his attentive care, his gentle instruction, and his wondrous plan for all who believe. Over the past few years, however, I have become more and more captivated by the sheer nature of his being, by what makes God God.

9780770436223My prayer life has been transformed. Now I spend far less time asking for things, even though we are invited to make our petitions known to him. Instead, I find myself bowing before him and simply pondering who and what this entity actually is. The Scriptures are filled with tantalizing nuggets about the divine nature that are deliriously out there. I find that this God I worship is infinitely beyond my understanding in every way, but I also find that he makes himself known to me in ways that I can’t figure out. It’s weird. It’s not that I comprehend him but that as I worship and pray I’m encountering the incomprehensible. I’m knowing the unknowable.

I’m curious about God, by what it’s like for him to be himself. I find delight in pondering the attributes which set God wholly apart from everything he has made, including us humans. And in this I am learning how to love the Lord with all my mind, to stretch the capacities of both reason and imagination to experience him. And perhaps the most amazing revelation of all, the Apostle Paul tells us that we have the mind of Christ, which means that we are invited to experience God’s own understanding of himself! Mind. Blown.

I love to meditate on God. I find my deepest satisfaction in bowing before the unfathomably great Holy One and just being astonished. I think he likes showing us how totally cool he is. As he spoke though the prophet Jeremiah: Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.

Oh yeah. Bring it on.

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