Wednesday afternoon I sat on the porch, read my Bible, furiously journal-ed & soaked up the gorgeous Spring weather. The longer I sat, the deeper I grew in awe of God’s creation…. His majesty, His mystery.
I hear your birds sing as the wind rustles leaves all around. Gazing into your blue sky, remarkably clear, effortlessly smooth, wondering– how the clouds form…. why they float instead of sink…. how the seasons change…. how the world turns… how the circle of life continues….
I feel Your presence surround me through the artwork of Your creation. I see Your Mighty hand in even the tiniest bits of life. Without thought, my heart beats, my blood flows, & my lungs inhale-exhale, over & over again. It’s all a mystery to me; it’s all amazing to me. Your Creation, Your Beauty, Your Majesty, Your Grace… YOU.
“Can you fathom the mysteries of God? Can you prove the limits of the Almighty? They are higher than the heavens above; what can you do? They are deeper than the depths below; what can you know?”
The meticulous planning & careful decisions made as you powerfully breathed the universe into existence. The vegetation, critters, rocks, soil, insects —all have a specific purpose, an assigned job vital to maintaining life. The tiniest bacteria, minute microorganisms, & all creatures unseen — formed by Your Hand, not by mistake or accident, but with a greater Will in mind, a higher glory which no mind can fathom.
My brain formulates a thought. Instantly, my hand writes it down. Without a high degree of difficulty or effort, I’m able to speak, move, write, plan, think, breathe, praise, beat, flow, LIVE…
The cool wind blows & tiny bumps pop onto the surface of my skin. I feel temperature, sensations, movement. My eyes squint from the blinding light of the bright sun. I see color, light, objects, shape.
My nose picks up the scent of grass, bushes, trees, & other plants. I smell odors & have the ability to identify their source.
My ears hear almost silence as the gentle sounds of nature compose a soothing song.
HOW? WHY? WHAT? WHERE? HOW? HOW? HOW?
Endless questions, inferences, curiosities on the surface of this brain. I cannot possibly put into words the overwhelming beauty & supernatural presence my heart is feeling.
All of this, & much, much, more far exceeding any microscopic amount of human knowledge…. NEEDING/DESIGNED to surpass all comprehension.“No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden & that God destined for our glory before time began….
What no eye has seen,
What no ear has heard,
What no mind has conceived
the things God has prepared for those who LOVE HIM.”
**1 Corinthians 2:7,9
This mystery, this element of unknown which makes Faith challenging, yet, also much fun. Trust so deep, belief so real, love so true. All that is greater than me, which I cling tightly too, never letting go of the overwhelming, inconceivable, unbelievable MYSTERY. Understanding just enough to live with a peaceful heart.
“…to make the word of God fully known, the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints. To them, God chose to make known how great are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
Oh God, Master Creator, King of the Universe, Artist of the world, HOW do you do what you do? This complex creation, these sinful- messed-up children, this brutal suffering… All pointing to the simplest love, the easiest grace, the most unmerited mercy, the supremely free forgiveness…
Lord of All, you are a beautiful mystery to me.
“Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness:
He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world,
taken up in glory. “
1 Timothy 3:16