Do you know God? Sometimes things happen in our lives that make us question if we really know God, or if He really knows us. It is in those moments that we forget about the verse “And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully” (Ephesians 3:18-19). If God is all-knowing, and we are not how can we truly know everything there is to know about God? It’s kind of like being with someone for many years and finding something out about them that you never knew before like they like country music or have a secret love of the Mets.
We can be so wrapped up in our little corner of the world that we have no way of really judging what we don’t know. For example, rain forests aren’t something I spend a lot of time thinking about, so someone with moderate knowledge of them could completely blow my mind if they started telling me about some of the secrets and sharing pictures of places that few people see.
So why are we so surprised that God has more to Him than we realized? Why does it blow our minds when He goes out of his way to save someone, to make someone successful, or to show love to someone, especially those we don’t think deserve it? What we can’t believe is that God knows something we don’t know. It’s hard to be told you don’t know everything, but that’s reality.
We’re not all knowing nor should we be. Us as all knowing people would only cause more problems than we have. A little mystery can be a good thing. But we have to welcome new information, new perspectives and new people into our lives. Our hasty and arrogant “I don’t need that” isn’t helping anyone, let alone ourselves. Will you join me in being open to seeing God for who He is this week?