Someone asked me a really good question Sunday after the service and I responded by saying that “I used to think I knew the answer to that”. Let me explain…
When I was a child I didn’t know “where babies come from”. It was a mystery. However, after I found out about the “birds and the bees” I would have told you that I could perfectly explain how to “make babies”. Years later, after having a child of my own, I realize that although I (obviously :-) ) understand the “mechanics” of conception I have no Idea how God takes two tiny cells and (through the wonders of cell division and the mystery of DNA) effectively combines the physical characteristics, appearance, tendencies, and even the attitudes of two people into one. The processes and conditions that must occur perfectly to “make a baby”, are simply beyond my comprehension. I’ve experience the miracle of birth…and I am so much less “sure” that I “understand” how babies are “made”.
There was a time that I thought I “understood” scripture…that I understood how God “worked”. The more the more that I get to “know” God…the less I trust what I “know” about God. I can certainly relate to these words that the Apostle Paul wrote to the followers of Jesus @Corinth-
11 When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things. 12 Now we see things imperfectly as in a cloudy mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely. 1 cor. 13:11-12
Is there anything that you “used to know”?