“People who’ve had any genuine spiritual experience always know that they don’t know. They are utterly humbled before mystery. They are in awe before the abyss of it all, in wonder at eternity and depth, and a Love, which is incomprehensible to the mind.”
― Richard Rohr
The psalmist asks, "What is man that you are mindful of him?" In today's language we might be asking God why God cares so much for each of us. Why would a God of infinite wisdom and power choose to create flawed human beings like us who so often get things "wrong" rather than "right"? It has to come from a depth of love which is incomprehensible to our minds.
Several times, as I've tried to type these words this morning, I've been interrupted by a small nose and two big brown eyes bumping against me. The nose is usually followed by a tongue licking my hand or leg (in case you have any question what I'm talking about). The eyes stare at me and I have to take a break from typing to pay some attention to a little "girl" who, because of my schedule, was left alone too long yesterday and now wants reassurance that she is loved.
I think I'm a bit like that with God. I know there's love there and I try to be independent and strong, but sometimes I just need to feel assurance that I am loved. I know I don't have all the answers and I know that the mystery of it all is too great for me to understand, but I believe in God's love for me. For now it's enough.
And here she comes again so it's time for another break. I pray your day is awe-inspiring as you reflect on God's incredible love for you!