Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Isaiah 45:9-10 -- On Growing Up and Learning from God

"Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?
Woe unto him that saith unto his father, What begettest thou? or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth?"
Isaiah 45:9-10

These are some really good questions for us.  I think that, unfortunately, we do this a lot.  Doubting God's wisdom, or criticizing his handiwork (including criticizing ourselves).  We wonder why God would give us this challenge or thorn in the flesh.  We attack him for allowing suffering rather than trying to learn why.  We get to a certain point and tell God, beyond this point I will not go.  You have to prove something to me, or you're nothing... when no matter what we in our little dust-speck minds thing, God is everything... always.
Instead of confusing the relationship with God and assuming that we are equals, or that we can somehow convince the creator of the universe to let us stay up past our bedtimes... instead of going rebellious and fighting him... today, let's try seeing the reality of the differences in our experience and knowledge levels clearly.  Let's understand that God has pretty much infinite power, and we have virtually none.  And when we realize this, instead of getting scared and running away, let's take advantage of the great love that God has for us, and the unlimited access we have to talk to him through prayer, and start learning from him.  Let's let him mentor us.  Let's hope to to be as cool as he is.  Let's grow up enough to realize that our Father might actually know some things after all. :)

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