Friday, June 4, 2010

Pancakes and Thoughts About God

I'm a seeker-- unsatisfied with pat answers and glib responses. I've created many an awkward moment pointing out the proverbial elephant in the room, not willing to gloss over something that inhibits me from
unearthing the truth.

I think this may be one of the reasons I love thinking about God and learning about God. There's always room to grow in spiritual maturity and wisdom, more to experience and discover. A seeking mind like mine, however, desires to "arrive" have it all figured out and every fact and experience contemplated, it's relevance discerned. That, of course, isn't attainable when seeking to comprehend the complexity of God. Contradictions {or what seem to me as contradictions} send my probing mind into a tizzy.

According to Donald Miller in Blue Like Jazz,
"I can no more understand the totality of God than the pancake I made for breakfast understands the complexity of me."
I, as the Creator of the Pancake, am so much greater than the facts of my pancake's reality. The same goes for me as God's creation. Creator God is so much greater than the facts of my reality that it would seem at times that, viewing God through the lens of my reality, God contradicts reason.

Allow me to introduce to you, the FoUrTh DiMeNsiOn!! I'm just kidding...sort of. I'm not a Sci~Fi person AT ALL {I've never seen any Star Wars! *gasp*}, but this helps me think about this concept in another manner. Two~dimensional drawings on flat surfaces can't comprehend our three~dimensional world, like my pancake can't fathom the intricacy of me. In the same way, we can't comprehend a fourth~dimension.
"The little we do understand, that grain of sand our minds are capable of grasping, those ideas such as God is good, God feels, God loves, God knows all, are enough to keep our hearts dwelling on His majesty and otherness forever."
Does this mean I'll stop seeking, discerning, and contemplating because I won't ever fully understand? No, and I don't think I'm supposed to. But as my mind reels to grasp the unknown, my heart can rest in awe because my Creator transcends my understanding.

I'm a seeker. Yet I love to wonder.


  1. pancake pic:

  2. Good thoughts here Leah. Deep. But good! You should try a staycation sometime. We really had a lovely one! Hope your weekend is great - enjoy that facial you're going to get! I like the new header btw. Have you tried It's free...don't know how much it offers editing wise, I've only used it for very basic things, but it seems pretty popular. - Talk with you later Leah!

  3. Even if we never truly understand God, the exercise of learning Him is still worthwhile. What a beautiful, unending task we have been given, to know and to enjoy the infinite and incomprehensible God of the universe.

    I was thinking about this just a couple of days ago and posted as my Facebook status:

    "New favorite word: inscrutable. As in, "the inscrutable wisdom of God."

    His thoughts are far higher than mine (Is 55:9) This is both a blessing, in that He is good and His thoughts towards me are good (Jer 29:11), and a challenge, in that I am not good, nor wise, but can glory in seeking out His inscrutable thoughts... (Prov 25:2)"

  4. I love this...I wrote in my book that yes, God is a God of order, and as God, sometimes the supernatural, miracles, and exceptions are part of His order. Thanks for reaching towards the fourth dimension. :-)


Thank you for taking the time to muse aloud with me,
to share your heart
& allow your thoughts to become words.

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