Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt.
Growing up, as I did, under the steady and loving teachings of the Bible, one learns early the difference between finite and infinite. Replace those two words with limited and unlimited and you have a working definition.
God is without limits. Creator, Designer, Giver of life, Master Technician, Musician, Artist, Writer, Scientist, Mathematician–the list is endless. Perhaps the most important thing for us is that He is the Provider of salvation through Jesus Christ.
Man, on the other hand, is limited. We have amazing capabilities, great intelligence, curiosity, giftedness–but in the last couple of years I have certainly learned to understand more clearly the limitations of this incredibly-designed human body with its limits and its capacities. I have learned that pain creates limits. I have also learned that pain is a warning flag, a sign that something is wrong and needs attention. I have learned that chronic pain drains one’s energy and even one’s capacity for enjoyment of things I used to take for granted, like going for a long walk.
We are limited by the facts of aging, deterioration, and death–all brought about by the sin that inhabits and inhibits our fallen world. And yet, there is redemption. There is hope. God’s love for us is infinite. His provision of forgiveness and salvation is infinite, limited only by our own prideful refusal to recognize that we need it.
You know, there are lots of times that I really don’t know where the prompt is going to take me until I start to write. I didn’t know it was going to take me where it did this morning.
I think that because of the work I do, seeing people every day who are broken, hurting, and seeking answers, I am more aware than ever before of the mercy, grace, and deep love of God. And I am thankful.