March 19, 2017

Sunday Devotional With Mr. E: Understanding

Art comes in so many shapes, sizes, materials, styles, and meanings.  There are things that are "art" out there that most would not consider art.  As well, there are things out there that most would consider art that are but poor shadows of art that once was.  I've viewed conceptual art, and sought out artist commentary to gain understanding concerning their work only to find myself more confused than before.  Yes, even those of us with art backgrounds and training can find ourselves baffled by "art".  No one person can grasp everything there is to know about art, and that's alright!  Not knowing, not understanding, not grasping all there is to know about art means that there is still wonder & mystery.  Knowing you don't know it all means that you can still be in awe.

Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
Isaiah 40:28

Do you find yourself "in awe" much?  Search engines, social media, television, Wal-Mart at midnight...we have become jaded.  Because of this it leaves little room for awe, wonder, and mystery.  Anything we want to know is only a click away.  Has this mindset invaded our relationship with God as well?  Do we find ourselves thinking we know it all?  Do we think we understand all there is to know about God?  There was a time in my life where I felt I knew pretty much all there was to know about God.  I had him packaged in a nice little box with a bow on top.  Maybe you think that sounds ridiculous, but how often do we limit God because we think we already know what he is going to do & how he is going to do it.  If we read scripture we will see that God does not handle every situation exactly the same, every person in exactly the same way, and by predictable means. He does a "NEW THING".  If we accept the fact that we don't know it all, maybe he'll surprise us with how he answers our prayers, draws us closer to him, and works in and through our lives.  Not knowing does not mean you are ignorant.  Not knowing means you are human!  Not having all the answers is ok.  Not understanding means you have room to grow and an opportunity to be in awe.  Knowing God means that you know that you don't know all there is to know!   Wouldn't it be nice to have a bit more awe, wonder, and mystery in our lives?  To be amazed by God?


  1. Love this and look forward to your wise words each week!! :-)

  2. Thank you so much for Sunday post and this looks very well.

  3. Hi Mr. E! maybe it's my age but I find myself in awe a lot these days. Thanks for posting!