Hard to Comprehend

How can you not know something and yet you know?
How can you not understand something and yet you understand?
How can you not see someone and yet you can see?

From my living room window I can see for miles and miles, the roads and the trees, to the very horizon. What I can see covers a big area, yet it is nothing in comparison to the size of this world that I live on. And God made it all and He loves me and hears my prayer. That’s hard to comprehend.

God sent us His Son and Jesus walked on this earth just like we do. He breathed the air that we breath, He walked, grew weary and slept, He loved and He wept and He went to a cross for you and for me. That’s hard to comprehend.

Jesus spoke many times about how His hour had not yet come. He knew what His Father had willed Him to do. Jesus knew of the pain that He would suffer. He knew of the connection that would break. Jesus knew how it would end. And when His hour did come, He asked His Father, that if He was willing, to remove that which He had been sent to do, from Him, but nevertheless willingly submitted His own will, which He had, to the will of His Father, knowing it was for this very reason that He had been sent. That’s hard to comprehend.

God our Father was not willing that we be abandoned, He was not willing that we have no means of understanding and appreciating his thoughts and His ways, which differ, so greatly, from ours. And how much did God our Father will this realization to be a reality? So much so that He sent us His Son, to do for us, what we in ourselves, could never do.

That’s the love of our Holy God, willing His righteous Son, that the Father loves, to obediently give of Himself for us, the unrighteous, so that we who believe in His Son, live in Him, and He in us, through His indwelling Holy Spirit and God our Father is ultimately all in all (John 3:16) (1 Corinthians 15:28). That’s hard to comprehend.

Is there one of us who really understands how wondrously we are truly made?
Is there one of us who comprehends this miracle of life that we have been given?
Is there one of us who knows all that dwells within our minds and hearts?

I may not see the whole world from where I stand, but I can envision the whole world.
I may not understand a fraction of what I want to know, but I can still know enough to know.
I may not see Jesus, my Lord and my God, right now, but I can still know Him.

There is a purpose to why we have been given life.
There is a reason why we were created.
There is fulfillment in God beyond what our minds can comprehend and our eyes can see.

Hebrews 1:1-4 NASB
“God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world. And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much better than the angels, as He has inherited a more excellent name than they.”

Worthy is the Lamb! Blessings!


  1. “I may not understand a fraction of what I want to know, but I can still know enough to know.”
    This is so true, Bruce. We know Christ, and we are getting to know Him better every day. This is the abundant life that sustains us in difficult times.


    • Hi Bill, God’s word tells us to ask Him for wisdom and I do that but as of late I have been asking Him to grant me grace to know the things that He knows I need to know, to understand, because I’m thinking He knows better than I do, what I need to know. And you are absolutely right, and sometimes it is hard to put that knowing into words but there is that underlying trust and confidence in Jesus. And sometimes, that is all I need to know, which is kind of amazing. Just sent you and Mary a hug. Love in Christ. – Bruce


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