Friday, September 13, 2013

The inadequacy of words



Words, words, words. Can't communicate without them, but it's often difficult the find just the right one. Misunderstanding is so common. How can mere words be enough for people to share what's in their hearts and heads, places where thoughts are many times too enormous and ethereal to be contained in our limited vocabulary?

No wonder our Creator in His infinite wisdom revealed to us just what we need to know to be pleasing to Him. His secret things (Deuteronomy 29:29), His thoughts that are SO far above our understanding (Isaiah 55:9), could never be explained in our puny languages. Our earthly brains could not comprehend them, for we would have no frame of reference.

So we plug along our journey here, doing our best to scrabble in the dirt while heavenly music, all unintelligible, swirls above us, just out of reach....for now. :) 

"God is in heaven and you are on earth.  Therefore let your words be few." Ecclesiastes 5:2

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