“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you.”
It’s difficult to grasp the wonder and magnitude of God.
Our world teaches that everything is like a puzzle to be solved, as if human understanding is the ultimate authority, but we must unlearn and let go of such ideas, if we are to know God.
God is infinite, without limits, and existed before all of creation. God is the source of all creation, and each of us is a part of it. In that way, we are all connected — each of us a part of God.
Everything we think we know, no matter how intricate or complex, is nothing more than a sum of our observations of this grand and glorious universe. We are essentially creation looking in on itself.
However, we did not create this world. Humans did not form the galaxies of stars and set them in motion, nor construct the quantum particles that form the fabric of it all. We are simply observers of God’s infinitely complicated architecture.
Our pride leads us to forget and ignore our humble place, and we move forward in an arrogant belief that we are somehow able or even supposed to be conquerors of the material world.
When Jesus tried to explain this to the Pharisees, saying, “Before Abraham was, I am,” they concluded he was a lunatic, accused him of heresy and aimed to have him killed, for challenging their authority.
Those Pharisees are just like so many of us. We get so wrapped up in our own thinking and planning, that we forget we are just a very small part of a very big creation owned and controlled by a force we could never truly comprehend.
The irony of that is, once we recognize our place and start to accept that we cannot understand God, we begin to know God. We begin to understand how God could know us, before we were even conceived in the womb.
God placed all in motion, from the beginning, set out on a trajectory to result in the world we know and for us to be alive today.
How fearfully and wonderfully we are made! How precious life is.
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