Certainty isn’t all its cracked up to be.
My friend and I were walking and talking. He shared some amazing real stories about his life before Christ. It was incredible learning of the times where his life was saved, when decisions he would never have made otherwise were made by strange quirks of life. It wasn’t always the good things. Some terrible events happened. Things that otherwise would have left big question marks about the point of life and why these things happen.
He is a fervent follower of Jesus Christ. What marks out his walk, though, is that he is not given to putting full stops when it comes to God. His refreshing approach acknowledges the necessity of mystery when engaging with God. For all that we know there is so much more to know. We can never be so rigid in what we know that we cannot at least consider what others know.
The certainty of God does not mean the mystery of God is diminished. On the contrary. The revelation of God in the history of humanity culminating in Jesus Christ lets us know there are aspects of God we can know, but we will never know the real fullness of all He is and that will be a gloriously humbling truth about Him.
It’s just as much to trust Him in the mystery of how He operates, as there is to trust Him for His dependable and faithful character.
For His Name’s Sake
C. L. J. Dryden