In the vision shared in Isaiah 6 we find ourselves in the presence of God. The imagery here is hard to wrap our minds around. There are winged creatures, the foundations tremble at their voice, and the hem of God’s robe is so immense that it fills the space.
Although it is impossible to understand all of God, it is a good thing that God is so big and powerful that we cannot fully understand Him. A god small enough for our human minds to fully comprehend would be a small god. So like Isaiah’s inability to fully describe the vision God placed before him, we too struggle to completely describe God. This is part of God’s mystery.
In pondering the vastness of God, we too see how limited we are. We see clearly that we are human, prone to sin and failure on occasion. As His creatures we are also prone to love, to forgive, to care for one another. In following the example set by Christ, we come to know the Father a bit better, to understand God a little more.
There are, however, things we will never know. There are questions that will never be answered. There will always be aspects of God that we do not understand fully. One of these great mysteries is His grace. I do not understand how God can forgive my sins over and over and over but I am surely very grateful that His love is that big. Living with this blessing of God is also a mystery beyond words. All I can say is thanks be to God!
Scripture reference: Isaiah 6: 1-7