As soon as we seek explanation we put the object of our analysis at arm’s length. Our curiosity becomes the motivating principle.


13832470-close-up-ferris-wheel-and-roller-coaster-trackIf you ask me why the sun rises I can give an explanation. To an astronomer it will be truncated and inaccurate. To my grandchildren it will be too long and scientific. So skip the explanation and go straight to experience!

I experience the colour of the sunrise. I notice the start of the day because people begin to move about. In our part of the country feel the breeze begin to blow as the sun rises. So you either experience what it does to you and the world around you, or you can ignore or deny it.

So with God. I can explain many things and share what smart people have written about God.

So what? You can ignore or deny it because all of it will be an arm’s length description to you.

Just as surely as the description of a carnival ride in words and pictures cannot compare to riding it, so discussing God or arguing doctrine cannot come even close to what God really is.

Experiencing the real ride when the Son rises in your heart and mind and strength requires no explanation.

Isn’t that curious?