Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A Wise Philosopher

The wisest philosophers throughout human history have often posed many of the same questions about life, physical science, life science, human interactions . . . today Abi asked, "Who made God, Momma, if He made everything else?"
Stunned silence.
I, entirely inadequately, answered, "Well, God has always been. He has always existed, even before everything He made. He'll always be here. That's really confusing, isn't it, Abs?"

Tonight, as I'm reading a book titled "Crazy Love," I come across this:
"God exists outside of time, and since we are within time, there is no way we will ever totally grasp that concept.
Not being able to fully understand God is frustrating, but it is ridiculous for us to think we have the right to limit God to something we are capable of comprehending. What a stunted, insignificant god that would be! If my mind is the size of a soda can and God is the size of all the oceans, it would be stupid for me to say He is only the small amount of water I can scoop into my little can."


Valerie said...

love it. So true. I once heard a pastor put it like this, "trying to understand all about God, is like trying to teach a worm math. You can drill him all day long, but at the end of that day it is still a worm and still cannot understand math. We are the worm, and God is the one who understands the math. We never will"

silly story, but true.

Fryar Family said...

What a wonderful way to answer a question we have all had at some time in our life. Borrow the book?