To understand, you have to misunderstand

“The in the darkness shone, and the darkness did not understand it.” John 1:5

It can be frustrating when we attempt to understand the entirety of God’s Word. We think we can comprehend the power and majesty of our God, His message and His Son. But because of His infinite wisdom, there will always be more than what our human minds can understand so that we continually have a hunger to know more … to dig deeper … to seek Him.

As Michael Card writes in his book Parable of Joy, “John began to see the purpose of all the misunderstanding, how it set Jesus apart as the Wisdom of God over against what men call ‘wisdom.’ ” It’s the pain of that misunderstanding, of NOT knowing, that leads us to dig deeper into the Word to find God’s wisdom. Therefore, if you think you have it all figured out, you’ve ceased to understand. Because when we trust in our own understanding, we put God in a box and we lose the duality that makes Him both so Holy and yet so very personal.

“The light in the darkness shone, and the darkness did not understand it.” John 1:5

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