Oh that I knew where I might find Him, Job says. God is too vast to be fully understood by us humans.
All is not lost, for Job also writes, He knows the way I take. (Job 23:3a and 10a)
God’s infinite knowledge includes every detail of our lives.
Jesus promises that someday we’re going to move—to the many rooms (RSV) he’s preparing for us. This suggests a fantastic, neighborly community, although we don’t know exactly where it is, geographically speaking. I will come again and receive you to myself, that where I am, there you may be also. The important thing is we’ll be with him. Jesus continues, And you know the way where I am going. Thomas objects as we might. Lord, we do not know where you are going, how do we know the way?
(from John 14:2-5)
Jesus’ answer is unexpected. I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through me. (John 14:6) That’s all we need to know for the incredible journey ahead. What about those who try to come to God on their own terms?
Along the way, God showers us with blessings, including a special blessing for those who read…and hear the words of the prophecy, i.e. the book of Revelation, and heed the things which are written in it; for the time is near.
(from Revelation 1:3)
Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him. (Revelation 1:7a)
I can’t imagine a greater moment!
I am the Alpha and the Omega, says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.
From December readings for Days 1 and 2
Hosea 1-3 and 4-6
Job 23 and 24
John 14:1-14 and 14:15-21
Revelation 1:1-8 and 1:9-20