My brother is named Dave, so we call him Pete. Don’t ask. He has a great sense of humor and a deep passion for the Lord. I’ve learned a lot from him. Last time, in a post called Not Even Close, I reflected on how, as I get to know Jesus better, I sense I hardly know Him. He’s so much more than I can wrap my mind around. Here is Pete’s response, somewhat tongue in cheek:
I appreciated your blog, Not Even Close, about the impossibility of figuring out Jesus. Well, I did some research and, thanks to Paul’s letters in the New Testament, I think Jesus can be understood easily. You see, Paul uses words like “love that surpasses knowledge” (Ephesians 3:19). And in Romans 11:33 he says the depth of His wisdom and knowledge are unsearchable and His ways unfathomable. So, if you want to truly know Jesus, all you have to do is get out a stronger telescope or a longer ruler.
I like dwelling on the words of Eph. 3:20 – that He is able to do not just what we may ask or think, and not just more than we ask or think, and not just beyond that, but “exceeding abundantly beyond”. Or, immeasurably , or, another translation, super excessively.
And, now, if your brain doesn’t hurt from thinking about that, look at Eph. 1:19 “and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength”, and the rest of the chapter boils over with his power and might.
And if you get that figured out you’ll know Jesus.
You know what? I’m going to stop trying to explain it. It’s too great, too overpowering, too wonderful, it’s immeasurable and unfathomable. And I can’t see the keyboard when I’m on my face.