“The gospel is so simple that small children can understand it, and it is so profound that studies by the wisest theologians will never exhaust its riches.” Charles Hodge
I have found that no matter how much I think I know about our faith, I have barely scratched the surface. I will look at a passage with the confidence that I know it, only to be surprised by some aspect that had never occurred to me before. I walk away satisfied and yet longing for more. What greater gift can faith be given than to be simultaneously satisfied and yet longing for more?
This mystery of knowing and yet not knowing is God’s constant gift to faith. We are not walking blindly and yet we must keep looking to that guiding star. Moreover, this constant gift will one day stop, and we will know as we are known. Our faith is stabilized by hope, otherwise we would give up. But, as things stand, we go forward, step by step, until we hear those blessed words, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
May you be satisfied, and yet long for more, today.