Well, at least it was a lesson from UP high… it hit me as I was flying home from a business trip to Oklahoma City. I don’t know how many times I’ve flown to Oklahoma or other places in the past several years without thinking this thought, but this time as I stared out the window and across the vast expanse of land spreading out before me, I realized how detached it all seems from up so high. As if it’s just so much paint on a canvas.But as I really focused in on a given area, and started to imagine myself standing there on the ground, surrounded by those trees, or on one of those streets, with houses on either side, then suddenly the picture could come to life in my mind, I could mentally associate with how it would “feel” to be there. I could “internalize” it.
The first thought that came to me, was how remarkable it is that God is able to comprehend all things, at a very personal level. With God, there is no distance generated apathy. It’s not objectified. It’s all personal; he connects, relates, understands, empathizes, and cares about it all (he’s Omnicaring).
He’s somehow able to process all things, at all times, in all places. His Omniscience is that part of the Character of god that I find the most difficult to imagine. I suppose it’s made possible through the Light of Christ, and the Holy Ghost, the influence and presence of which pervade all.
I was reminded of one of my favorite New Testament scriptures – Romans 8:39
“Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus, our Lord.”