GodReflection: God Breaks In Monday
I live in the unknown in regard to the past.
Darkness covers the history between “In the beginning’ and my current reality. The vast majority of the past didn’t make the history books. Therefore, more unknown than knowns surrounds my understanding of the past.
I think of the here and now of my earth walk.
An exposure to education and to the vastness of the internet leaves me overwhelmed at the rate unknowns are uncovered in the 21st century. It is as if every second, great minds add to the body of the known. The new discovered knowledge of humankind makes it increasingly apparent just how little I know.
To see my brain of understanding as flea size—which is probably to think too highly of my capacity—is an overstatement of my standing in the unknown.
How about the future?
God gives me a compass to navigate through anxiety created by the unknown.
In the darkness of uncertainty God breaks onto planet earth with the gift of His only Son to make known what matters most—to make God known.
No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known (John 1:18).
Through Jesus I learn how to live each day. Through the Holy Spirit I know the source of power to live what I know as I walk the unknown.
Here is what I suspect about the purpose of the unknown.
It is God’s greenhouse to grow earthling hearts.
There is an unknown that I anticipate. It exceeds the high of all highs of the most outlandish joy and the greatest excitement that I could possibly imagine.
It is the great anticipation painted by the Apostle John.
In the here and now as a child of God what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is (1 John 3:2).
For God to break into the unknown with a promise like that, I want to trust Him to navigate uncharted waters and follow His Son into an eternal future where the unknown no longer exists.
Have you ever thought what it will be like to live without the unknown?
Dr. Gary J. Sorrells – A GodReflection on God Breaks Into the Unknown.