Lord, how great is our dilemma!
In Thy Presence silence best becomes us, but love inflames our hearts and constrains us to speak.
Were we to hold our peace the stones would cry out; yet if we speak what shall we say?
Teach us to know that we cannot know, for the things of God knoweth no man,
but the Spirit of God.
Let faith support us where reason fails, and we shall think because we believe,
not in order that we may believe.
A.W. TOZER, The Knowledge of the Holy
The grass crunches under scorching heat in my front yard and I think about flying embers, ash laden sidewalks, billows of smoke hiding rooftops in Colorado. Families huddle close on borrowed couches while I spread out with a book barefoot.
As I pray for the displaced and heavy-laden I am reminded that we walk by faith, not understanding. That words fail to answer questions of why but we ask Him because we believe, not in order to believe. And faith bows at the altar of God incomprehensible.
Will you join me this weekend to pray for the victims of fire in Colorado? May the Spirit of truth supersede our need to understand.