The God of Many Hats

We want to put God in a box

He’s a loving God

a warrior God

an unknowable God

a personal God

a He

a They

a person

a Spirit

a force

When in fact the beautiful thing about God

is that His person encompasses all these things

in ancient times,

they had many gods,

a god of shoes, of war, of harvest, of whatever

then the Jews came along and made

a crazy assertion,

that there was just God

and ever since then we have tried to split Him

up into little bits

because our brains love to compartmentalize things

but God remains God

the I AM, the God of infinite potential

I’m as guilty of this as the next person

of projecting onto, of pigeonholing Him

Yet the moment we allow God to be God

the moment He reveals Himself

to be ever so much more incredible than

we ever imagined He could be

we just have to have faith and trust

enough to allow Him to do so,

and allow ourselves that potential ourselves

so that we can be everything He meant us to be.

 

 

Einstein’s Dice

Albert Einstein once said, “God does not play with dice.”

He was speaking of quantum theory. They were beginning to find that atomic particles, on the subatomic level, exist in multiple locations and cannot be nailed down to just one.

But Einstein, even though he pioneered quantum theory, disagreed. He swore science would be able to define everything, but that was not the case.

No matter how much we are able to describe about the Universe, still a part of it evades description and remains a mystery.

Even the smartest minds cannot begin to fathom the wonder of the Divine, but it is so much fun finding out little bits more each day.

When We Talk About God…

Sometimes I’m not sure who or what we’re referring to

when we talk about God.

Is He a machine in charge of upholding institutions

and assumptions

or amorphous love cloud?

I like to think of God in terms of the Simple Gospel:

“I wanna know you more,

like I know a friend.”

Does that encapsulate all God is?

By no means, but it’s a good place to start.