Sunday, July 24, 2011

Explaining the Inexplicable

“Daniel answered the king, ‘No wise men, enchanters, magicians, or diviners can show to the king the mystery that the king is asking, but there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries...’.” ~Daniel 2:27-28a (NRSV).

Some things may not be understandable.

Every now and again—or a lot—the answer to life’s questions eludes us.

More often than we want to accept this, we must. That’s all there is.

There’s no answer in the inexplicable; nothing we’d be satisfied with. Yet, there’s a strange peace in that.

Answering that which has no comprehensible answer is remarkably easy when we arrive there. It is what it is. We smile even though we don’t like it.

Perhaps the loftiest height of the spiritual life is the humble acceptance: we don’t know; may never know; and, indeed, may never need to know.

When confusion surrounds, perplexing as it is... we obey God by being still; know the quiet silence where God remits peace.

© 2011 S. J. Wickham.

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