A church member spoke to her Pastor, “I feel God is trying to show me something, Pastor, but no matter how hard I try to listen, I cannot see what He is trying to show me. What am I to do?” “Friend,” replied the Pastor, “cease trying to see what you feel God is trying to show you. Winter hides much that springtime makes visible. Sometimes we already know what God will, someday, let us see.”
A church member spoke to his Pastor, “I do not understand what you said in the sermon today?” “Larger pictures do not fit in smaller frames. To understand what I said today, you must surrender to a life big enough for it to fit in?”
Possibly, when I say that someone is unintelligible, Brian is only saying, “What she is saying I have not lived into yet.”
God, deliver me from the fear that would lead me to accept half-truths as Truth; protect me from the cowardice that would lead me to use your name as an excuse to stay within the smaller world of my present thoughts; save me from the idolatry that would reduce your immensity to the smallness of my finite beliefs; grace me not to judge the more insightful person from my own lack of insight; help me to transform my need to know into the faith that allows me to rejoice in what I cannot now know; grant me the courage to be willing to see what I have, heretofore, been afraid to see; enlighten my heart to see what eyes will never see. May I, my Lord, Who is Truth, hear over every horizon your call for me to journey into the unknown with grace, that I, too, might lead others there in Your Name. Amen.