Having no memory of any knowledge of the book of Revelation, and no comprehensive ability to understand it now, I found that I was asking myself some pretty dumb, or silly, questions. And yes, I know most people don’t understand it either, but back to my questions ….like, how long are we going to wait until He comes to get us? And how does He decide that?
Yes, I know I’ve been a little ….”homesick” for heaven as of late, but I wanted to understand God’s heart and mind. So here are some of them:
Is He like Schindler in Schindler’s List, where he says the “list is not enough”? Is He mercifully waiting for more people, or for a certain person? (Get with the program, buddy! We’re all waitin’ down here, on YOU!) Or does He have it all mapped out, and no matter how close a certain person is to changing their heart, He will do what He said He would do?
Despite the disadvantage it puts ME at, I kind of hope it’s the Schindler version, because I don’t want anyone “to perish” either. But my mind tells me it is the second option. Mostly because I’ve seen Him do it before, in Noah’s time. He shut the door when He chose to, even though He only saved eight people on the whole planet.
But what is really interesting is what I learned through all of these questions. I learned that I/we are always trying to somehow make God human. In other words, by making “human” sense of His decisions, I could somehow tell myself I now knew Him better.
But the reality is that you really can’t EVER know His heart, or His mind! We try to fit Him in our tiny human boxes. It reminds me of a line in Aladdin.”Phenomenal COSMIC POWERS! Itty bitty living space!”
Why do we try to make Him small, and….understandable? Maybe it’s because we are afraid to trust Someone who certainly doesn’t think ANYTHING like us, and is capable of doing more than we could ever imagine. Why do we try to understand ANYTHING? In order to eliminate the fear of the unknown!
And God will never be fully known by anyone on earth. That’s one of the reasons I’m anxious to go to heaven. There won’t be anything I can’t know about God. All my mysteries will be instantly solved!
Come to think of it, there is something beautiful about a “Mysterious God.” A God with so many mysteries, so that each one I solve on earth, about a thousand instantly sprout up! That is a truly INCREDIBLE God! Past my ways of finding out. And really, it IS comforting that we don’t serve a God who has the heart of man. I sooo want to be a woman with the heart of God! Mysteries and all!
8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. 9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!34 “Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?”