Not God

The guy sitting next to me on the plane tried to tell me about God. I responded, “I could never believe in God unless I could fully understand him.”   His response became a turning point in my spiritual journey. He said, “Buddy, if you completely understand him, he isn’t God, he’s a figment of your imagination.”

Although i didn’t at the time, I had to admit he was right. If there is a God and He is all powerful and all knowing then it is ridiculous for me to insist He fit within the confines of my limited understanding.  If we have the right to insist that he act according to our wishes or sense of morality and always do what we think is right, then he is not God.  It would be foolish to surrender ourselves to that sort of God.  We’d be chasing out tails.

I wonder if that guy reads my blog. If so, I’m grateful to you. You tore down a roadblock on my path to finding the real God.

For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.  (Isaiah 55:8 -9)

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