Understanding God

So there I sat last night wondering, school or snow day? Since I live and teach in a rural area with many back roads, I know school is quickly called off for inclement weather. Our area sat close to the predicted line between cold rain and freezing rain. Which way would the winds blow the storm? Even with all the scientific research and mathematical models used by meteorologists, the weather is still a prediction. Sometimes a hit, sometimes a miss. (Today is a hit as I enjoy a snow day)

Once again, I sit before an open Bible mesmerized by the relevance and timeliness of the Word. Nearly 3000 years ago Solomon wrote-

“As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.” Ecclesiastes 11:5

Humans are doing and creating amazing things; flights into space, a tunnel below the English Channel, and medical advances to improve the quality of life. But know the path of the wind? The best we can do is make predictions. Or take the womb. Doctors have great understanding yet mystery still remains.

At times I try to simplify God, to think I know where He is going, try to put Him in a box, to think he needs my helpful suggestions. For these reasons I love this verse, a reminder I am not capable of such feats. Humans can’t even figure out the exact path of the wind so how arrogant I am to think I can comprehend my Maker!

So where does that leave me?

Defeated? Disappointed?

Certainly NOT! Instead I am awed, amazed, and totally impressed by my Creator! How absolutely thrilling to know this God who is beyond my understanding invites me to call him Father, my Abba. Feeling small and insignificant leaves me feeling more loved because I better grasp the magnitude of Jesus’ sacrifice for me.


Lord, you are amazing! My heart overflows with worship! Blessed be the Name of my God! You are beyond my understanding! I am covered with such great love that my only response is worship. May you ever be lifted up! Amen

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