Saturday Afternoon Musing
“The LORD reigns, let the earth rejoice;
…….let the many coastlands be glad!”
It is in the nature of things that all created sentient beings (angels and mankind) could not possibly comprehend what it means to be uncreated. We who are contingent beings cannot comprehend what it means to be non-contingent.
God is alone in the universe.
He is unique.
There is none like Him.
He is holy.1
And we have nearly no clue to what that means. And that’s why we need his self-revelation to tell us who He is. Maybe what we need to do is read Job 38-39 every day for a month. We need to meditate on the fact that He is not like us (Psalm 50:21). “There is a God and He is not us.” He is mighty. He is holy. He is worthy of all glory and majesty. He is all powerful, all knowing, completely loving, entirely just, filled with wisdom, righteous and merciful.2 Our God is a being, “a greater than which cannot be imagined” said the great Anslem of Canterbury.
Yes, we are fearfully and wonderfully made.
Yes we are made in the image and likeness of God.
Yes, we are made a little lower than the angels.
And whatever all that means, it does not dismiss the fact that He is above us and “wholly other” than us.
He is beyond us and dwells in unapproachable light and also in dark and unfathomable regions (Psalm 97:2). We are fearfully and wonderfully made and we are less than the amoebas in comparison to the great and holy God we serve. Let us remember both of those truths and live in light of them with wvery breath we take.
1 (Leviticus 11:44, 19:2, 20:26, Deuteronomy 18:13, Matthew 5:48, 1 Peter 1:16)
2 (Psalm 62:11; Zeph. 3:17; Lev. 20:26; 1 Peter 1:15-16; Isa. 57:15; Rev. 19:1)