There are many wonderful characteristics of God. This morning, I want to talk about his greatness. He is transcendent. He is otherworldly. He is beyond our comprehension and our capacity for words. He is all-powerful and all-knowing. We could spend our lives just pondering his greatness, and never come close to capturing all that is amazing about our God.
This all seems a bit obvious. So, why am I mentioning it? It is my opinion that many of us try and bring God down to our level. In so doing, we become confused when his way is outside of our comprehension. We become frustrated in our faith walk when things don’t go the way we planned. We begin to question God and to wonder whether he is with us; whether he cares about us.
It is in pondering God’s greatness that we recall that he has a plan to bring each of us ever closer to him. It is in realizing that he is beyond our comprehension that we begin to let go of our doubts and fears. It is in learning to trust in his greatness and in his divine plan that we learn to walk with greater peace in our uncertain and ever changing world.
Spend some time today pondering the greatness of God. Sit with him and share with him your confusion, your longing, your seemingly unfulfilled wants and/or needs. Invite him into your day, and ask him to help you find peace. Spend some time thanking him for his goodness and mercy, and trust that despite the upheaval in modern society, he is working to bring us all into his glorious presence.
Ms. Debra D. Weldon, O.P., MTS