A “Prime” Example
by Adam Kronberger / Head of School
For those of us who are bent toward research, analysis, and comparison, the current information age was designed for us. Here is my “prime" example: Amazon. From the comfort of your own home, or even utilizing a spare moment on your mobile device, you can investigate just about any purchase to your heart’s content. At your disposal are user reviews, comparison charts, and customer photos to guide any potential decision. Within minutes you can accomplish ten times more product exploration than an afternoon shopping around town. While online research might seem endless, a point of saturation still occurs where any further investigation has diminishing returns.
In contrast, our investigation into the nature of God is infinite. In a recent chapel, I described how as a child my knowledge of God was limited to the interior of a small finite circle. The infinite space outside the circle represented everything yet to learn about God. As I have slowly matured as a disciple of Jesus Christ, the allegorical circle has grown in size in proportion to my understanding of God. Yet what I don’t know about God continues to fill the limitless space outside the circle. One notable and measurable difference is that the circumference (distance around the circle) has increased. The edge of the circle is the intersection of my humanness and God’s eternal nature. It represents my awareness of how big God is. In ironic fashion, the more I know about God, the greater I understand how much more I don’t know about God!
Thus, the investment of time into learning about God not only increases our knowledge of Him, but increase our awe of His bigness! God’s ways are certainly higher than our ways and even a glimpse into that truth drives us to our knees in worship. So the next time you review your Amazon wishlist or cart, consider how no website, library, or “universe-wide web” could ever come close to describing our awesome God!
– Adam Kronberger / Head of School
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