A Reflection on the Depth of God’s Mercy
When we look into the endless array of stars and/or star systems, as far as our vision allows us, the imagination that is even possible to ascertain cannot envision the depth of what any one is able to digest.
Suppose you could somehow decompress and exist for even a moment in outer space scanning the universe looking for some unreachable entity; could you even view it? Not possible in any lifetime. However, for just a moment think what it could be like drifting in an unimaginable existence savoring the immensity of outer space, just you alone. Still there is not even an analogous example that could bring you close enough to understand it.
Let’s compare the quest to search God’s unsearchable mysteries that have plagued mankind for eons including Augustine who searched among many the meaning of the Holy Trinity. If there was a way of uncovering or pulling the deep cover of God back, exposing these impregnable mysteries, he would not have found it, but would continuing dreaming about it.
As we reflect on the Omnipotence of God and his endless mercy we must allow ourselves to enter the vast depth of love that is the very essence of God’s creation. As with the ecstatic experience of outer space transform your being into the inner space of God’s essence; drifting between the glorious treasures that God has opened to our senses and always offers us, in spite of ourselves.
How easy it is to believe we are able to receive all of the mercy God wants to share with us. Believing vs. knowing places a challenge of finite vs. infinite. If it were possible to measure the very size of the endless entity of God using human technology to understand, it will never materialize.
Our enterprising efforts to figure everything out in life stops abruptly at the door of life beyond human capacity and intellect. Man is capable of using his brain far beyond the myth of using only 10%. But, no matter how much we can advance in deep examination of world’s mysteries, the human mind cannot delve into the intellect of God.
To completely understand the very depth of the everlasting and far-reaching effects of God’s Mercy, we would need to have a divine nature and then become as God Himself. Our need, when our human lives begin to lose that moral nature, can only be saved through God’s Mercy, alone. The Grace needed to find His Mercy comes through the Faith we’ve been given with His never-ending generosity.
Even Lucifer, the most brilliant Arch-angel, wanted to be just like God, or even be God himself. What he knew as an Arch-angel is not ours to know, but his quest to be like God or more caused him to be banned from heaver for ever!
The depth of God’s Mercy is beyond our understanding. We may not be able to understand it, but are able to receive all of it.
Ralph B. Hathaway, Mercy