10 Minutes Peace
by Susan McGrath
Have you ever come across something that just blew your mind?
Most of us moms probably can recall a few things our children have done that merit this description. Walking into a room which minutes before was tidy and seeing that a child-shaped tornado has spun through might be one. Even scarier, a room which looked like a disaster and now is clean with a child standing in the middle sporting a big grin. (You might want to check under the bed and in the closet.)
But even more incomprehensible than my children happily picking up a room is trying to comprehend who God is - through time, space and the Triune. That blows my mind!
This term may be a bit dated, but it's the only one I can think of that adequately describes the fullness of God. I believe God is a little bit of a lot of things and yet fully everything - and that makes no sense at all. God does make sense, though, but I can't begin to understand all the aspects of His being, much less experience them. That would literally blow my mind like that scene toward the end of "Raiders of the Lost Ark" when some of the bad guys look at "God" as the ark is opened and they just implode.
There will be a happier ending for those of us who love and serve the Lord. We will one day be able to meet Him face to face and understand and least some of His wholeness and not only will we not blow up, but we will rejoice and have a party where the ice never melts and the shrimp never runs out. (Okay, my personal concept - I'm sure the food in heaven is even better than shellfish and I probably won't have to worry about tepid beverages either. Did I mention there will probably be chocolate?)
In the meantime, how do I know God more fully when I can't fully comprehend Him? And how do I teach my children and share Him with others?
Scripture tells us to form a relationship with our Lord and Savior through prayer, quiet times and study of the scripture. Psalm 119:26-27 says, "I recounted my ways and you answered me; teach me your decrees. Let me understand the teaching of your precepts; then I will meditate on your wonders."
There are so many wonders - both created by God and spinning through my mind. But as I grow closer to Him they become more clear and simple, though never less awesome or mindblowing!
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a recovering journalist trying to encourage others and glorify God through writing;
living the small-town life with husband Tim and sons Lincoln, 12, and Sawyer, 6;
completing a few put-off writing projects while using chocolate for therapy.
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