‘The Mystery of God’— 8/26/1979
Many people who do not read much and who perhaps never read the Bible ask questions about God. Where did he come from? Where does he live? Where is heaven? What does God look like? Has anyone ever seen God? By the very nature of things, there are many mysteries we cannot fully understand about God. Quite simply if God could be explained, he wouldn’t be the sort of all-knowing and all-powerful God who can help us. The Bible tells us God has always existed. He is eternal and by his power he has created everything, even time itself. Before the mountains were brought forth or ever Thou hast formed the earth and the world. Even from everlasting to everlasting thou art God (Psalm 90.12).
We humans bound to this time and this space cannot fully grasp this concept. However, because we cannot understand something does not mean it is not true. We use electricity every day but we cannot entirely explain it, because we do not entirely understand it. Although we do not understand electricity it doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. Although we may not understand all there is to know about God, we can still have a personal relationship with him. However the wonderful thing is that this God has invaded time. He loves humankind so much that he allowed himself to become flesh in the person of Jesus Christ. And in the greatest event in the history of the universe, he took away our sins by allowing himself to die on the cross.
We need not guess about the nature of God. God has shown his love for us by sending Christ into the world— John 3.16-17— ‘God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world but that through Him the world might be saved. People who ask questions could satisfy their minds in many cases about God and the Bible if they would only read and study, and discover how wonderful it is to be a child of God and to know what he has in store for all who believe and repent. He will accept you as you are as the song goes ‘just as I am, without one plea…’