Unveiling the Essence of God
Using rhetoric like this may create a question of who we are to distinguish the very inner workings of the Mind of God. This statement does not infer a human arbitrary condition exclusive to humanity which would include God. God, from our perspective, is beyond the omnipotent being of himself, and man cannot use descriptive grammar to place the divinity of the Holy Trinity at our level of understanding of what is beyond any of us.
Theologians would love to dissect the closed mind of God in order to pull out from that mysterious person who created everything in the universe, and humanity as well. But that cannot ever be ours. To attempt a joint knowledge with our creator would place humanity on a level with God and no longer would seek what he has promised. We must remember God created everything in the thought of love for what and who we are. Because of our obvious sin of pride, our creator could have made a decision to eliminate what he made. That would simulate a mistake on his part, and God doesn’t make mistakes.
We always realize that when any one of us is given a responsibility in life, we are also required to be responsible for its completion. That is our part of evangelizing the inhabitants of the world. It may not appear to be our responsibility to answer for the giftedness we receive, but God never will hand a free gift without asking for an accounting of its merits.
While in the US Army, we went through several days of intense scrutiny to determine what area we would be able to perform, for the betterment of all. At times, many of us questioned our assignment, but in the end people far more knowledgeable than us accepted the responsibility of assigning each one according to the aptitude we reflected.
That is exactly how God determined the vocational graces he endowed us with. The ultimate result would be a people that promoted others to learn about God, accept his suffering in order that we would understand how important his creation is for our eventual united life with him in eternity.
Too often man sees the gifts of some as a jealous position as if their gifts didn’t stand up to what the results should be. “Why” some may ask, “Didn’t I get the same gift of wealth as he did?” “Wasn’t I just as worthy to have the same?”
Jesus, the only Begotten Son of God, was equal to the three persons of the Holy Trinity. Yet, because of sin and the possibility of eternal death for mankind, he accepted the role of Incarnation to redeem each one of us from that eternal loss of God’s love.
Was there no one else to take on that role? Why did others such as Abraham, Moses, or Isaiah have a positive gift throughout history that brought many to fruition with my Father? “Well, without you, my Son, they never would have been! Remember you are the I AM! No one else could have become the I AM. “They answered and said to him, “Our father is Abraham.” Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, before Abraham came to be, I AM” (Jn 8: 39, 58).
The very Essence of God is found in the Incarnation of Christ, the living Son of God, who accepted the role of savior and redeemer for you and me.
Ralph B. Hathaway