“For who has known the mind of the Lord” Romans 11.34
For as long as I can remember, I was told that God knows everything, that there is nothing that anyone in the world could think of that God did not already know. As a child that was hard to understand and I distinctly recall thinking about that often after I said my evening prayers. I would lay in bed and wonder how God could know all things, do all things and even more puzzling, that God always was and always will be. I could not imagine that there was no beginning to God, all things had to begin at some point in time. I would fall asleep only after I convinced myself that I would come to understand all of this when I grew up.
I am still with great awe and reverence pondering those same thoughts about God. What I have learned as I have “grown up” is that God is more than any human can imagine. He is beyond our imagination for we are not divine. We live our lives, encouraged by Scripture, the very Word of God, to accept what we hear by faith. We will never be able to comprehend the fullness of God, but we can rest in mind, body and soul, assured of his promise to be with us.
In today’s Reading from Romans, St. Paul is reminding us of the immensity and power of God that no one has ever fully understood or conquered. His point: that God is to be revered, that all honor and glory belongs to Him. Not only in our lifetime, but forever.
I invite all to take time this week to ponder the wonder of God. Take a look at the beauty of nature around you; the clouds, the lakes and rivers, the landscape and contemplate the love of God, for he has provided all of this for his people. Then let us look further into the eyes and the heart of every person we meet this week and appreciate the wonder God has created in them as well, each and every person created in God’s image and worthy of respect and love. How might that change our hearts? How might doing so draw us ever closer to God?
With hope and trusting
He Would Love First!
October 24, 2020
A July Faith Formation Series – Part IV – APOSTOLIC