Always Know That God Is Good
People have claimed that there have always been 2 sides of God, one that tries to communicate with us, and the other is that he keeps his distance from us. In a way, these 2 sides need to exist at the same time. If God only reveals himself and brings himself down to our level and does not keep his distance, what we have is a God who chooses to be almost ungodly. However, if also remains incomprehensible, he leaves it up to us to have a strong sense of faith.
Isaiah 55 talks about the means of God’s communication. His cordial invitation extends itself to anyone living in his beautiful Earth.
Come, all who are thirsty, come to the waters (v 1)…Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near (v 6)…my word will not return empty (v 11)…”
At the same time, God distances himself in the heart of that verse:
As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts” (v 9).
We saw a very important method of God’s communication in the flesh. This as it turned out to be, was his ultimate form of communication. When he sent Jesus Christ, he spoke more than a myriad of words to us. And even afterward, Jesus tried his best to communicate with us. His preferred teaching method was that of examples and parables.
Jesus’ parable of the sower draws attention to the difference between an insider and an outsider. Outsiders are excluded from any type of insight while the insiders are granted privileged access to God’s knowledge. (Mark 4.11). In the same parable, Jesus raises the standards for the outsiders, letting us know that his teachings require a critical thinking.
These profound implications greatly impact our understanding of faith. Our human mind is incapable of fully comprehending his master plan, and that’s okay. Everything in time will be revealed. And when judgment day comes, we will realize what our meaning was all about, and we shall give God the glory.
Article: Christian Today