Dick Innes of Acts International provides us with this week’s Words for the Week.
Many people write to Acts International needing counseling for personal problems. Many, too, are seeking answers to questions about God that many of us struggle with from time to time. From time to time I, too, have questions about God that I cannot even begin to fathom, and I often tell others that we won’t have answers to some of these questions until we get to Heaven.
It reminds me of something Michael Green wrote in Illustrations for Biblical Preaching.
Augustine, while puzzling over the doctrine of the Holy Trinity, was walking along the beach one day when he observed a young boy with a bucket, running back and forth to pour water into a little hole. Augustine asked, “What are you doing?” The boy replied, “I’m trying to put the ocean into this hole.”
It was then Augustine realized that he had been trying to put an infinite God into his finite mind.
THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: “Understanding” is much deeper than “knowledge”. There are many people who know us, but very few who understand us.