Infinitely high and holy, yet not remote.
Intimate, yet demanding reverence.
Self-revealing, yet beyond comprehension.
No matter how much we study and learn about God, it is just the tip of the iceberg. This is the God whose universe extends way beyond the visible universe 14 billion light years beyond us. (See the link in my previous post.) No matter how powerful a telescope or microscope could be made, we could never approach the limit of God’s incredible creation. Here’s a beautiful description of His greatness:
Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
How unsearchable his judgments,
and his paths beyond tracing out!
Who has known the mind of the Lord?
Or who has been his counselor?”
Who has ever given to God,
that God should repay him?”
For from him and through him and to him are all things.
To him be the glory forever! Amen. (Romans 11:33-36)
And yet we see this same God becoming a newborn baby in a feeding trough—and later publicly executed as a criminal—to win our hearts and make a way for us to be with Him forever!
I am delighted to love and serve a God who is so great I could never wrap my mind around him—but whom I can embrace with my whole being as I feel His arms around me. What a wonderful mystery!