I’ve always considered the greatest sin to be the sin of blasphemy. But I’m beginning to believe that perhaps the greater sin is our feeble attempts to ‘humanize’ God. Isn’t it true that we often think along the lines of now if this was me, (as if to say, ‘If I was God’)… I would or wouldn’t do this or that. It can sometimes be a real slap in the face when we realize that we’re totally incapable of ‘second guessing’ Him!
Our earthly lives are much like courtroom drama. We have only just so much evidence at hand on which to form our opinions and understandings, and, we are constrained by definite time restraints. God has no restrictions. And, He has limitless knowledge, both forward and backward in time. God assuredly has the advantage over us!
The past few weeks the Murphy household has been much like both the courtroom and the boxing ring. We’re in the process of selling our house in Illinois and moving back home to Mississippi. Carol and I have turned it over to God, asking Him to lead, guide, and direct. We truly want His will in all that is done! Heaven knows the countless mistakes we’ve made in the past in trying to do it ‘our way.’ Our batting average isn’t the best in the world!
But in the current effort God is taking us on the roller-coaster ride of our lives! One day is sunny and bright with what we see as progress, and the next day storm clouds surround us! These ups and downs can be trying. But, it doesn’t have to be that way! Jesus told us that His yoke is easy and His burden is light.
Our ‘roller-coaster ride has been our viewpoint. But God keeps showing us that what we see as down can actually be an up. What we see as 2 – 2 = 0, He keeps showing us can actually be 4… when He’s doing the math! Only He can change a minus to a plus and do so in the blink of an eye… our eyes!
There’s an old church song that says, ‘He is good all the time. All the time, He in good!’ We’re seeing this proven right before our eyes and on a daily basis.