We have all heard it said that we can't understand the mind of God because He is the Creator and we are the created beings. And as much as I value and assent to that, I still have a hard time wrapping my head around that truth. But something just dawned on me as I was beginning to read the chapter in "Blue Like Jazz" on worship.
I have a 21 month son and a 7 month old son. Both are amazing and fun. My older boy, Grant, is already showing signs he is smarter than his parents and knows it. But the younger one, Trent, is in just a little awe of me still. This won't last for long so I better enjoy it.
Now, I am under no illusion that I created him. I don't understandf how his biology works let alone made it from scratch. I didn't configure and wind his DNA just so to make this beautiful little wonder of a boy. I am just his daddy.
I do however have more wisdom, experience, verbal and mental faculty, knowledge, size and strength than he does. And I think it is fair to say, for now, that he doesn't understand me. All he knows is I'm that guy who loves on him, changes his diaper, feeds and plays with him. I'm there when he cries and when he is laughing. He responds to me and I think it is OK to say he even loves me. But, he certainly doesn't understand me. I do things for reasons he is a very, very long way from understanding even with his keen, hungry-to-learn, little mind.
How much more our heavenly Father is beyond our grasp. Not only is he the infinitely more wise and experienced Daddy. He is the creator of all that is or can be. I know His love and feel his grasp. But I don't get him or understand him in any comprehensive way.
Isn't that what Jesus meant when he suggested we needed faith like a child.