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DEEP PEACE
by Aline Edson
12/16/12
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DEEP PEACE

We believers recognize that there is a peace that passes understanding, at least by the human mind. We recognize the gentle, quiet condition of our thoughts that allows us to ignore seemingly contradictory evidence that we cannot explain but which calms our souls. Scripture attests to this truth, and we are glad to enjoy it as it builds our faith, and makes us grateful for it.

But our scientific world with its unlimited explorations for centuries, and its vast amount of collected knowledge, simply will not accept this premise, and attributes it, either kindly, to lack of education/interest or worse, to ignorance/stupidity. But there is a very obvious reason that we can never know every answer to every question, The world and all that’s in it was created by an Almighty God Who is as far above man as heaven is above earth. Why then, is it so unthinkable that we don’t know all the answers to everything and never will? We are the created; He is the Creator. Remember the story of complaining, curious Job? But he finally put his hand over his mouth, understood in no uncertain terms that the God who made him had the final say. Do you think there might be a lesson here for us modern “want-to-know-it-alls”? In fact, what can be scientifically proved and known without a doubt by the human mind is relatively insignificant, compared, that is, to what’s out there and could be known if we had the wisdom of God.

One more thought along these lines: it should not affect our complete faith in our Lord that we cannot explain the universe and why things happen as they do. We are not driving: He is. The sacred Scriptures have given us strong evidence that the whole question of creation and maintenance of the universe are in good Hands. And faith in that premise is our choice. We can rest in His Hands with the perfect peace that is beyond our understanding now, or we can stumble around trying to find answers to questions out of our province, and deprive ourselves of the peace that is beyond our present understanding like spoiled children who do not get their way. The choice rests in our hands.

Thou will keep him in perfect peace whose heart is stayed on Thee. Isaiah 26:3 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:7 Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you, not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27


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