He is creator, lover, teacher, and so much more. He is beyond our comprehension, and yet so much of him is within our grasp. In fact, the entire Bible is God’s revelation to us.
In Genesis, God tells us that he created us good out of love. He tells us that he wanted us, even though an all-knowing God would know that we would fall, and be sinners. From the beginning of time, he mapped out his plan of salvation, and communicated it to humans through images and stories. In this plan of salvation, he diligently showed us how much he longs for us to get to know him; to spend time with him.
In Jesus, he fulfilled all that he had promised. In Jesus, he fully revealed himself to us. While still speaking in images and stories, he truly became God with Us, Emmanuel.
God is still with us. He lives in us. He longs for us to meditate on the Bible to learn more about him who loves us more than our minds and hearts can comprehend. He longs for us to ponder him in nature, to see his creativity, his thought, his care, his character and nature.
Spend some time today pondering how well you know God who has revealed himself to us in so many ways. Spend some time mapping out your own plan for getting to know this wonderful God more fully. We will never fully know God in this life, but he is constantly revealing himself, constantly calling us closer, constantly working to amaze us and delight us. Spend some time implementing your plan by pondering scripture, nature, or whatever else you have decided to do to get to know our wonderful and loving God.
Ms. Debra Weldon, O.P.