8.11.2008

"A Whole Lot More for Sure..."

This morning a friend and I were talking about the *bigness* of God...and how comforting it is that our God is Sovereign, All-Powerful, and All-Knowing. I've blogged before about the lessons God is teaching me about His sovereignty, His goodness, and His love. I shared with my friend this morning that I really related to a comment by Steven Curtis Chapman last week on "Larry King Live". He was talking about the accident a few months ago in which his teenage son, Will Franklin, accidentally ran over his 5 year old daughter, Maria Sue, and how God has worked in His life through it:

"I know a lot less about God, but the things I know about God, I know a whole lot more for sure."
~Steven Curtis Chapman

That summed up how I feel about the things God has been teaching us the past few years. I've realized more than ever what a *BIG* God we serve. I've realized more than ever that His ways are higher than our ways and His thoughts are higher than our thoughts. I have realized more than ever that He is *WAY* beyond our understanding. I've realized more than ever that we are "filthy worms", deserving *nothing* from Him. I've realized more than ever that there are things about God's character and His plan that I will *never* be able to understand or explain.

And I've realized that that is okay. Because I don't *want* a God that my feeble, finite mind can understand or explain completely. I am thankful for the little glimpses He gives of who He is and what He is doing. And I'm thankful that in the mountains and the valleys and the deserts of the past few years, "the things I know about God, I know a whole lot more for sure." The glimpses He has given, He has made so much more real than I would ever have imagined possible.

This video is the sixth of six parts of the Chapman family's interview on Larry King Live last week. I'm posting it here because it is the section that contains the above quote. The rest of the segments are linked here. The entire interview is well worth watching, as is the Good Morning America interview which is also linked on that page. What an amazing testimony to God's glory in the midst of incredible suffering. Their story even had quite an impact on Larry King, as seen in this video clip of Larry King reflecting on the interview.

"As the Heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts."
Isaiah 55:9


2 comments:

Jules said...

(((Jen))
How God brought us in touch with each other... I see at least ONE of the reasons why. We are both seeing God with different sets of eyes - and realizing the same thing about Him - He is much much bigger than we ever thought - and He is OUR Heavenly Father. What a thought. What a truth.

I will take some time tonite to watch the interview. I've really wanted to and I'm so glad for the link. Hugs

Jules said...

Too funny. We were reading and commenting on each others' blogs at the same time!~