Saturday, January 26, 2019
In the Fulness ... part 3
My mind and heart again go back to "Fullness."
"That ye might be filled with all the fullness of God." (Eph. 3.19)
The verse brings us to an ocean which stretches away in infinite abundance -
waters upon never ending waters.
Here we reach the "beyond measure" realm of Mark 7.37 - and our understanding cannot absorb what our eyes have seen.
Our minds have passed their limit.
Here is where the cup overflows. (Ps. 23.5)
Here we must see with the eyes of the spirit.
Geoffrey Bull speaks of the 'rag-time and plastic Christianity' of the valley and asks, "but where is he who has seen the risen Christ?"
This is our call: To see Him as He is,
to see Him without the clutter of man's ideas.
Heathen man forms an image to define his god.
But the concept we draw with our words and ideas,
is as bad as an image of stone.
Reality is always infinite, and all man's endeavors to teach and educate us into a full understanding of the ways of God, must forever fall short.
How can we mortals ever understand the Infinite?
Revelation is of the heart, and hence the saying of Pascal,
"The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing."
The heart quickened by God perceives horizons undreamed of by other men.
Let us earnestly desire the quickening which reveals God's fulness,
and let us pray,
"Draw me, we will run after Thee." (Song. 1.4)