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Wednesday, August 12, 2009


If you were
truly real
I'd ask you
Probably everything

And you could tell
Me all I'd need
Understanding,
The difference

To experience
To touch and feel it
To inhale it all
More than I would need

Knowledge to cheer a soul
Comprehending darkness
What would I need to know?
Probably everything



I can stop asking "why?" It's enough that it happened. I can stop asking "why not?" It's enough to just obey. I can stop being confused. It's enough to just trust. In Deuteronomy Moses speaks again and again and again, "Cling to the LORD." It's enough. Leviticus is brimming with lists and lists of seemingly meaningless rules, rules that preserved the Israelites and tested their love for their Deliverer. It didn't matter what they knew, just that they obeyed. Solomon had more wisdom, knowledge, and understanding than any man on the face of this speck of dust, and yet he says, "So I set out to learn everything from wisdom to madness and folly. But I learned firsthand that pursuing all this is like chasing the wind." It is good to embrace humility and know the boundaries of my comprehension. I can only muddle through the best I can. I must not fear what I can't fathom. I don't need to know now. Someday I'll understand.

6 comments:

Micah E. said...

I want this to be true.

Luke said...
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Luke said...

The sooner we learn this, the better...but how hard it truly is to learn this.

Summed up, we are finite, He is infinite. We are challenged by a limited understanding, He comprends everything. May we learn to trust God and not weigh ourselves down try to understand things we simply cannot understand.

Michael said...

I'm in the same boat as Micah.

Hayley said...

For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.

Andrew said...

"Time to call it a day,
Time to turn off my brain,
It's already half past eleven.
Reach to turn out the light,
And close my sleepy eyes,
And save up the questions for Heaven.
I'll save all the questions for Heaven.
I'm saving up questions for Heaven..."