Parenthood continues to show me the juxtaposition of God’s gracious love for me as His child as well as His overarching concern for humankind. Just as my daughter knows nothing of the big-picture affairs of our household, I, too, know so little of our omnipotent and omnipresent God. I can only respond like Job to the fact that I cannot comprehend the vast expanses of the earth, nor have I seen the storehouses of the hail, nor send the lightning bolts on their way (Job 38). There are concepts in our universe of which God the Father takes care and which I am completely ignorant, things which the wondrous images from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope reminds me of this.
Still, this ignorance does not allow me to pass up the amazing love God has for me. Similar to my interactions with my baby girl, God wants to interact with me, with us. With a passion and gentleness that is innocently intimate. For most of us, the vulnerability required for this on our parts does not come easily. Still, God is patient and waits. May each of us seek Him today and turn to Him as He longs to be with us.