Several times over the past week I have read or been told that God wants to reveal himself to me. Usually, it is told in the context that I will not know His plans, but rather His character, who He is. C.S. Lewis writes in Mere Christianity (I apologize to all of you MLA, APA, etc. crazies who know the proper way to cite a book in a blog, but I do not
want to bother looking it up on the internet):
We must not think Pride is something God forbids because He is offended at it, or that Humility is something He demands as due to His own dignity – as if God Himself was proud. He is not in the least worried about His dignity. The point is, He wants you to know Him: wants to give you Himself.
If you have not read Mere Christianity I highly recommend it. It is thought provoking, well written, and addresses many contemporary issues through logical and thorough examination. Rest assured, though I love books and book reviews I will not attempt to summarize Clive, perhaps in 50 years when I have gained some perspective, perhaps.
Though simple, one thing I am learning that God is big. Really big. The fact that my mind “knows” (to a limited extent, as best as I can right now) that God is also good, knows me personally, wants the best for me, is just, all-knowing, etc. is a little too much for me at the moment. I am awestruck at the vastness of God and the thought of knowing Him overwhelms me. I guess that squarely places me in the creature category and that is A-OK with me.
What amazes you? How has God revealed Himself to you recently?