Glorious Might

"May you be strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins."

-Colossians 1:11-14

Glorious might. It's so far beyond my own understanding and yet I'm constantly searching for the answer. I want God to fit in a box that I can comprehend. There are a countless number of things beyond my reach, and I want God to make sense in the midst of it. What if it never makes sense? That's where faith puts the pedal to the metal. Will I trust when I don't understand?

Apart from being a daunting unknown, glorious might is also an enchanting mystery. I can spend my whole life learning the character of God and will not even scratch the surface. He's so big, so great, so beautiful that He's beyond full knowledge. And that's incredible. Just when I think I've figured it out, I've experienced the fullness of God, He reveals Himself more vibrantly that I imagined possible. It's breathtaking, like watching fireworks for the first time or walking around the corner and finding a room filled with your best friends. You feel so loved that your heart wants to burst and you wonder how on Earth you ever deserved this love.

And that's when the magic hits you. Because you know that you don't deserve fireworks or a room full of friends. You look at the mud on your hands and know you deserve death. BUT GOD, in the way only God can do, sent JESUS to grab hold of your muddy hands. He pulls you close and whispers, "I love you. You are mine."

He's glorious. He can't be understood. And somehow He loves me. He loves me enough to smear Himself with my muddy hands. He loves me enough to take the punishment for my mess. And then announces for the world to hear, "This is MY girl. I've made her clean. She is holy and blameless because of My finished work. She is a saint." All of heaven cheers and all of hell shudders because of His glorious might.