God Gave us Holes

Limited View
Your throne was established long ago; you are from all eternity. (Psalm 93:2 | Psalm 92)
As humans we are limited by the world we live in. We are limited by time and space. We are limited by our own failings. We are limited by the blindfold of sin. As a result we often put our own human limitations on God. Perhaps not deliberately or consciously, but because we live in a box with limited views, we tend to pull God down into that box and relate to him like he is trapped in our box. Yes we have a few holes here and there that we can look through to get glimpses of eternity, but God is not in our box. God is not confined by time and space and can see the past, present, and future all at once. God is not limited by this world.
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. (Ecclesiastes 3:11 | context)
God has given us the ultimate view out of our box.
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23)
Sin is a blindfold and only leads to death. Christ provides the ultimate glimpse into eternity, today. One day, through Christ, the holes will be gone, the box will be gone, and the view will be vast, endless, limitless.

More and more my prayer is that I will look through the lens of eternity as much as is possible from my box. God's eternity. The eternity he has spoken about in his words to me. The Word. God's eternity that is shown in Christ. Not my temporary little holes.



About the photo: credit The Photo in this post is taken at the Hole in the Rock at Papago Park in Tempe, AZ.

10 comments:

  1. hello friend i have an award for you: http://www.ungkutan.com/2009/08/thank-you-for-our-third-and-fourth-blog-awards/

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  2. Now, that's thinking out of the box.

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  3. Well said, Brad! His ways are definitely above our ways. When Scripture states that His ways are above our ways, it says that for a reason. It's very tempting to get bitter and upset when I don't understand His timing or His plans, but submission to to both are crucial if we are to come through trials and questions intact.

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  4. When facing trials and temptations, we always see things too closely. We try our best to do something. But we often forget that God is just standing besides us, ready to lend a helping hand.

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  5. AS Sufi wisdom has it, man sometimes dies of hunger and thirst, not realizing that God's angel is at hand with supplies, because we are afraid to trust. Perhaps that is why we like our boxes; we don't have to trust that big world outside them.

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  6. Wonderful analogy - It is often my prayer to se with spirit eyes - to see the truth in me, others, this world and God. Great post!

    Rachel

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  7. "Sound of a Soft Breath" has been included in this weeks A Sunday Drive. I hope this helps to attract even more new visitors here.

    http://asthecrackerheadcrumbles.blogspot.com/2009/08/sunday-drive_23.html

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  8. Getting caught up on my comments. Thank you all for taking your time to comment here I was away and trying to get back into the swing of things.

    Thank you ETERNALLY for the award. Greatly appreciated.

    Thanks DAVID.

    You are so right STEPHEN. Why we forget this simple truth. His ways ARE so above ours. The older we get the more obvious this can be. We are so foolish to insist on ours, but we can so easily fall into a self centered thinking that our will becomes so important and somehow blinds us to this truth. How foolish.

    Great thought YEOKEEHUI! We so often tend to "see things too closely." It is so comforting to know that God has the long view, the big picture, he can see the beginning and the end all at once and He desires to have a relationship with us to give us glimpses of the big picture - eternity. How cool is that?

    Trust is at the heart of this. You are so right ELIZABETH.

    Thanks for stopping by RACHEL. The Word helps us grow those spirit eyes.

    Thank you for this honor FISHHAWK. Pointing to my blog in your Sunday Drive feature is another big encouragement to me. I think this is the 2nd or 3rd time. What an honor. Thank you. Praise God!

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  9. Praise Him who promises to finish the good work that He began in us. He fills in the holes!

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  10. I'm with you; I want to look through the lens of eternity too.

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