“A comprehensible God is no more than an idol.” ~ Madeleine L’Engle
Autumn is here and I can hardly wait for all of its splendor and a glimpse of God’s immense grandeur. How can we begin to think that we are masters of anything? No matter what we do, how much money or power we wield, what kind of influence we exert, whether we are at the top of our game and fit as a fiddle, nothing…absolutely nothing can even vaguely compare to the magnificence of God’s work. When we let go of the illusion that we are in charge of anything, child-like innocence returns. Then our eyes will be re-opened to the splendor of it all.
My most vivid memories of God are not at an altar or sitting in a congregation. They come back in waves of wonder which return me to Max Patch overlooking the reds, oranges, russets, and greens nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. I think of waterfalls cascading in the Pisgah National Forest. Memories flow of a brilliant fall sunrise over the Atlantic just before a tropical storm. I recall double rainbows on the plains of Lincoln County, Colorado reflected on the icy scrub brush and rambling tumbleweed. God is incomprehensible. Whenever we think otherwise, we are ignoring the evidence. Happy autumn splendor to everyone! Celebrate it with gusto!
Robert Kenneth Jones
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