Of all the tensions Christians deal with, I think one of the most difficult ones is in how we understand God. It’s always bugged me, at least.
I mean, really bugged me.
On one hand, we’re supposed to study God. He reveals bits and pieces about himself in the Bible. His nature is partially revealed in creation. He wants us to do everything we can to understand who he is and what he’s like.
On the other hand, we can’t understand God. It’s impossible. His ways aren’t our ways. The dumbest thought he’s capable of thinking is wiser than the wisest human thought. Even the disciples, who spent day and night with Jesus Christ, never understood him unless he dumbed things down significantly.
God is beyond us. We can’t understand him, but we’re supposed to try.
I don’t like that, but at the same time, I love it.
Because if I can’t fully understand God, it means there’s always something new to discover about him.
And every time I learn something new about him, it’s something wonderful.
No one has exhausted reality of its wonder. That’s pretty cool.
But it still bugs me every now and then.
What really bugs you about God?