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The Rest

June 9, 2014

“Faith calls me to welcome the mysterious, to rest in the uncomfortable tension of a God who is both known and unknown.”[1]

In a world where you expect to know everything, admitting you do not know something is incredibly difficult to do. It is even more difficult to realize there are things you will never completely know or understand. God is one of those things. As we study more and more about God, we learn more and more. Yet, we will never know everything.

So what do we do? We learn to live with this tension, this balance between the known and the unknown. Let it be the fuel of your study and the foundation of your stability. Let it be the roots and provide support and the branches that grow farther and farther skyward as they stretch for the sun. We also should plant our roots in what we do know about God while stretching evermore heavenward to learn more about God and to become more like His son.

Will you flee because of the unknown or embrace it and continue to follow Jesus?

[1] Jonathan Merritt. Jesus is Better than You Imagined. (New York, NY: Faith Words, 2014). 55

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