Saturday, January 13, 2007

Knowing and being known

No one can really know or understand us quite as well as God can and does. No one can love us more completely, deeply or wisely. No one. I want to rest in God's love. It's the only place to really rest. It's the only place where I can breathe deep, rest my head and have peace.
Sometimes I get very frustrated with some people. I think, they just don't get me at all. They don't really know or understand much about me or what I'm talking about. And some people just really don't, just as I don't understand much about physics, for example.
But God understands EVERYTHING about EVERYTHING. This amazes me. He understands all sciences and arts. EVERYTHING. It's mind-blowing. Not only does he know all, but knows me intimately and still loves me. He understands what makes me tick, what makes me mad, and why. He's not too big for me and He's not too small to get it all. He's not too preocuppied with world affairs to hear my prayer. In fact, the bible says He knows how many hairs we each have. That's way more than we care to know. But He's way higher than we are, but very close too. Such a mystery and such a comfort. Jesus brought God close again through His sacrifice.
God came down, in His Son, to show His love.
He is the way to knowing God.


artmish said...

In the gospel of John in that great section where Jesus is talking to his disciples on the night of his arrest and crucifiction, he tells them, how he calls them friends not slaves. It really is amazing the distance God covers to come to us in such a intimate way and that he chooses to out of his love. Maybe you could post the poem that you came across this Christmas written by the 12 year old girl, it really captures the wonder of it.

Kent said...

Manuela I love how you are working this stuff out. It is awesome seeing Father show you he is ever present with you.

I posted a link on my blog today that gets at the heart of what God in Christ was doing for us. It is in 4 parts and it is long. But I think it is that important.

God loves us more than we can even begin to imagine.

artmish, we are back to the grace thing again. I want to keep pushing harder into this stuff. It's fun being able to do it with you guys.

Claire said...

It always amazes me that God knows us so deeply and still loves us more than we can imagine. It was great to see you at bible study this week. I'm not sure if I'll make it next week or not. Take care.