Saturday, January 27, 2007

Wonder...

I am one of those people who loves to know how things work…I love taking apart things and putting them back together…Not only little machines and such, but life itself…I always seem to have to know why things happen the way they do…Problem here…I carry it over into my spiritual life, and that can create some problems…I sometimes question God’s motives as if I know better than Him…I sometimes wonder why He did something the way He did, or why He created something…
Wonder…Ha…Funny word that one is…It means that something has some mystery to it and makes you sit and dwell over why it exists…Faith is kind of like that I guess…I mean, you base your life around something that more or less can’t be physical touched or grasped…You put all trust you have into something bigger physical, mentally, and spiritually than you…That doesn’t sounds too bad eh?
That is why I do not understand some people’s approached to God (mine occasionally)… “Many have abandoned the great mysteries of faith and the passionate pursuit of love and holiness in order to pursue a more rationalistic approach to the Bible and God.” (Buck Naked Faith) It’s like people are trying to water down something because it fits into their box they call life, while so much more is going on around them that much bigger than themselves…They don’t want to think about the fact that they may not understand everything about God…They may not get why He is what He is…
I really think that a part of faith is in the mystery…A part of believing Jesus is who He said He was is knowing that there are things about it that are unattainable for a human to grasp… “Is it possible to stare in wonder or bow in awe, regardless of understanding?” I mean, come on…A dude dies on a tree with nails through his body so that we get to spend forever in a place more awesome than a million human minds could comprehend together…FOREVER…That’s a very long time by the way, and if you really think about it, your head may start hurting… :)
It’s my lack of understanding sometimes that makes me love believing in Jesus as my savior…It makes the growing and maturing process more of an adventure and less of a arithmetic manufacturing process…I enjoy not being able to wrap my head around things sometimes and getting my mind blown by God…