“Our hearts will take us where our heads can’t fit.” (Bill Johnson)
My nine year old is studying space at school. He has us outside most nights pointing to the various constellations and planets that he can now recognise. With it has come a plethora of questions. Questions of Galaxies and Universes. Imaginations of what it would be like to live on Mars or travel in space. Questions too as to what people who lived around the time of Galileo and Copernicus believed about space. Did they know of the existence of other galaxies? Did they think travelling to space would ever be possible? Staring up at the stars ourselves, it is even hard to think that such a thing actual occurs today.
Back in the 16th Century I don’t think they would have been able to conceive how much more there is to know about space. Just as we know today that even with our advancements in technology and accumulated knowledge we are still only scratching the surface of what space holds.
It’s rather like our faith. We only see in part and cannot fully comprehend God, His love for us and His ways. A lot of the time we won’t have all the answers for what happens in life or know why things occur. It wouldn’t be faith if we could reason out and comprehend all. Faith is about mystery. It is about choosing to trust in God and place our complete confidence in Him despite what we face or even what others say.
We can be assured though of this, God loves us and is true to His promises. Lysa Terkeurst puts it well when she said “If God is good and God is good to me, then I must fill in the gaps of the unknowns of my life with a resounding statement of trust. God is good at being God. I don’t have to figure my present circumstances out. All I have to do is trust.”
“We will not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but will be strengthened in faith, giving glory to God and being fully convinced that what He promised He is able to perform.” (Romans 4:20-21)
“The walk of faith is to live according to the revelation we have received, in the midst of the mysteries that we can’t explain.” (Bill Johnson)