This chilly Thursday morning in Tucson’s January, we were ten minutes late getting to work. Our boss noticed.
It wasn’t the weather that made us late. It wasn’t the traffic. It was simply Ernie yakking about God.
Thirty minutes before we walked into work, my co-worker said,
Ernie: Whadda ya think?
Me: About what?
Ernie: The amazing thing is God knows my history and is familiar with all my ancestors.
Me: Hmm… okay, so?
Ernie: God could fill out my family tree in a flash.
Me: Yeah, I suppose so. (I tried not to sound bored).
Ernie: God is intimately acquainted with my generation and the generation before mine and, in fact, all the generations before that.
Me: That is amazing.
Ernie: God can recall any moment of my family’s history.
Me: I’m sure. So?
Ernie: So obviously, I am not a mystery to God.
Me: Uh, huh.
Ernie: The Lord can spread out my life and examine every detail.
Me: Come on Ernie, we’re going to be late.
Ernie: He scans my heart as if it’s a movie. I’m naked before God.
Me: (Annoyed I dead panned), Very interesting.
Ernie: Because this is so, God has my admiration; there is no one like God.
Me: Ernie we…
Ernie: God is bigger and stronger than I sometimes give him credit for being. Can anyone fathom God’s abilities?
I opened the door to our work area and noticed our boss with raised eyebrows, looking at us.
After thought: (audio)
Have you ever lost your awe for God?
I have because I’ve taken God for granted.
I often see God serving me, not me serving God.
This is an unsafe place for me to be. It’s risky because when I take God for granted, it’s easy for me to speak ignorantly and push aside things which actually matter most.
God is truly beyond comprehension, but this isn’t a reason to take God for granted, right?
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