Imagine a small child wandered into an operating room at a hospital only to discover their daddy cut open on a table, surrounded by doctors holding knives and wearing weird masks. Oh, and there’s blood all over the place.
Naturally, the child would scream out, “Nooo! Stop hurting daddy!”
The child simply didn’t realize that the doctors were performing a triple-bypass surgery. They were doing it to HELP daddy, not HURT him.
I’ve heard it said before that, comparatively speaking, we humans are like ants and God is like Einstein. How could an ant ever really understand what is going on in Einstein’s brain?
I share this today because we can sometimes assume that if we don’t know the reason for something going on in our lives, that there simply can’t be one. But that’s like an ant thinking Einstein doesn’t know what he’s doing simply because the ant doesn’t comprehend advanced physics.
In Romans 11:33 Paul writes: “Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!”
Evelyn Underhill has said: “If God were small enough to be understood, he wouldn’t be big enough to be worshiped.”
Do we know some things about God, things that we discover in the Bible? Absolutely! But we don’t know everything. His paths are “beyond tracing out.”
Know this: Through the ups and downs of life, God is still God, and God is still good. And because of that enormous, beautiful gift, we worship him.
By Matthew Ruttan