May 20, 2006

our unfathomable creator

God, being spirit, is not restricted by human form, function, or appearance, but you already know this, so indulge me!

Many entertain an image of God they have seen in a Rembrandt or Michelangelo painting. Some think of God as having long flowing white hair, dressed in a snow-white robe while spending eons perched on a really fancy throne.

This impression many have of God seems way too restrictive. I like to think of God as covering the entire universe equally (or as equally as He wants to,) yet always being near us and working in our lives. Viewing God as a perpetual throne-sitter just doesn't make sense; not that He couldn't run the universe from one location, but how, and why, would God (a spirit) confine Himself to a chair!

Imposing human restraints on deity by our human imagination is always futile. God is not confined to any dimension of time or space, but able to transcend all dimensions even without wearing a cape. God can encompass all things, at all times, in all dimensions, with one hand tied behind His back...if He had a hand and a back.


dannykaye said...

Amen, brother Larry!

It is interesting how we of the time/space realm have slight moments of clarity when we are able to fathom the God exists outside of that realm, but then we go right back to our comfort zone of tying God back down to time/space.
Praise God for those moments of clarity. May they be more frequent and last longer with each episode!

"even without wearing a cape"
LOL...that line caught me by surprise. Well done!

L.E.Meredith said...

Gen:1:26: And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:

Jn:14:9: Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?

Rv:1:14: His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;

L.E.Meredith said...

Brother Larry I accept you as an expert on the subject of my last blog(Just My opinion)I know you visit the blog from time to time I would greatly appreciate your opinion if left on my blog.
I don't have your E-Mail so this is the only way I know to reach you
God Bless

Larry said...

I'm certainly not an "expert" on any subject, but thanks. :)

Larry said...

Our view of God's realm is definitely restricted.

My efforts to place God in some predictable and logical niche, always proves too small to contain Him. He is far to large and wonderful for my finite mind to comprehend.