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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Beyond Description...


There's this joke of a mother who asked her nine-year-old son what he learned in Sunday School that day. He said the teacher told them how God sent Moses behind enemy lines to rescue the Israelites and lead them out of Egypt. When they got to the Red Sea, the army built a pontoon bridge and everyone walked across safely. Then they saw the Egyptians coming, so Moses radioed for reinforcements. Bombers came and blew up the bridge, so the people were saved.
His mother asked, "Is that really what the teacher said?"
"No," he replied, "but if I told it the way the teacher did, you’d never believe it."

Sometimes it’s easier to believe the truth built up with a lie than believe a truth with no rational explanation. But that’s who God is, there is no rationality with him. It is what it is and that’s how he works. Somethings can't be explained and shouldn't be... it makes God smaller than he is when we begin to paint pictures of how he does what he does... Like cancer disappearing, or a blind man suddenly seeing after a word of prayer, or how a barren woman can conceive after the doctors have written her off… how do you explain that?
Don't limit God by putting him in a box and giving him ways to solve your problems, leave your burdens to him and watch the sea part, run through it in thanksgiving when it does and don't spend time analyzing how fast and strong the wind must have been to blow the waters aside, you'll just end up giving yourself an unnecessary burden trying to come up with a rational explanation.
When he comes through for you, he just practically takes your breath away and leaves you standing in awe... like the psalmist says " When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream." psalm 126:1(kjv)
He is an awesome God, no one can comprehend him. He works in ways we cannot see, he's the only wise one. His foolishness is greater than our wisdom. And that's why he is God. This song says a lot, he's an awesome God indeed.

"You are beautiful beyond description, 
Too marvelous for words, 
Too wonderful for comprehension, 
Like nothing ever seen or heard. 
Who can grasp your infinite wisdom? 
Who can fathom the depth of your love? 
You are beautiful beyond description, 
Majesty enthroned above..../ 
And I stand, I stand in awe of you. 
I stand, I stand in awe of you. 
Holy God, to whom all praise is due, 
I stand in awe of you." I stand in awe of you

5 comments:

  1. I stand in awe of you Lord...chizys-spyware.blogspot.com

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  2. I remember a book with the title "When God doesnt make sense". I think that title captures the essence of how God operates.
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  3. That initial story made me smile. God indeed works in mysterious ways.

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  4. Sometimes, I feel like i need to love the Lord more. At other times, I feel like i couldn't possibly adore him even more. I love this song. It's a love song you know? from us to him. I absolutely love it

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  5. God works in mysterious ways,i love the way the kid put it though.

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