Albert Einstein once said-
“The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don’t know.”
My study of the Word of God brings the truth of his statement to light. Yes, my studying has brought me an increase in knowledge of Israel’s history, how God interacts with his people, and I know more of God’s divine character. Yet in my studying, I’ve come to realize the depths of God’s love are unfathomable. His rivers of mercy run deeper than I could ever imagine. His grace, o my, his grace is so much greater and more amazing than I can ever comprehend. The songs we sing at church fall so short of describing his greatness… all our words do. Our acts of worship do not do justice to the praise he is more than worthy of. And yet, in all his greatness, glory, and power, God choses to be personal God to each of his children. The more I come to see this truth, the more I realize how unworthy I am. Isaiah said-
“Our righteousness acts are like filthy rags.” Isaiah 64:6
If I were as good as I could possibly be, it still wouldn’t be good enough. Yet despite my imperfection, I am loved by God… as are each one of us.
As I looked through verses related to this week of Thanksgiving, I found one in Psalms that stood out. In light of my thoughts above, the magnitude of this verse truly touches my heart-
“We give thanks to you, O God. We give thanks, for your name is near; men tell of your wonderful deeds.” Psalm 75:1
The more I come to understand that I will never fully comprehend the depth and greatness of God’s love, mercy, and grace, the more this verse touches me. The unfathomable God of the Universe comes NEAR to ME! To US! My feeble mind is blown away by this knowledge! Thankfulness overflows from this unworthy heart beating in my chest. Thank you, Lord! As I am flooded anew today by your love, mercy, and grace, may I through my words and actions today, let it flow onto others! Amen!