Over the next few weeks in our Rooted in Christ Study, we’ll be looking at some of the favorite passages from our staff at St. Matthew’s UMC. These are some of the parts of the Bible to mean to most to our staff.
Today’s reading is Job 42: 1-6
Today we see Job respond back to God after God has responded to Job. And you know what we are left with? Mystery. Job now sees that there are things that he doesn’t understand, that there are things that he probably can’t understand. God’s ways are higher than his, God’s thoughts are higher than his. There are so, so many things about God that Job cannot and will not be able to understand.
There is a mystery to all this. There is a mystery to God. And you know what? That’s ok. It’s ok that it’s a mystery. It’s ok that there are things we will never know and never understand. It’s ok. We don’t know all, we don’t see all. We have to trust.
God is bigger, stronger, and wiser than we are. We have to trust. Mystery makes us trust and hold on tight when we don’t understand. Mystery teaches us to have faith. To regain our understanding of God’s majesty. To trust when we don’t understand.
Yes, mystery. There is a mystery to God. When we are able to understand that, we can really begin to see the beauty of who God is.
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