No longer shall they teach one another, or say to each other, “Know the Lord,” for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, says the Lord; for I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more.
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There is so much about God I do not know. I cannot pretend to know the unfathomable nature of the divine spark, the creative mind, the every expanding and playful heart of God. But what is absolutely necessary for our relationship, if it is to be a forever thing, is to stand inside the unknowing without a death grip on the knob of the exit door. I have learned that what I need to know the most about God is knowable. What frightens me the most about God's ability is that I am completely knowable to God. To know me so completely is to know that my good does not outweigh my bad, that my sins would waft a stink into the room that would make our space together uninhabitable. What I need the most is forgiveness that is stronger than the stink and a memory with an intentional muscle to forget. That is exactly what God offers us. It does not mean that I have from time to time reached for the exit door out of shame and fear that it would be better for me to hide from love than be rejected by it. It does mean that knowing God and the truth of God's grace and forgiveness has given me what I need to know to feel something I have longed for .....belonging.
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God, let me rest in you and dare to dream of what we can do together today. Amen.