Last night, some friends and I were studying the Bible. At the end of the evening, we were tired, and wanted to go home. But in our time of study, we encountered a God who loves us despite our disobedience and helps us even when we don't deserve His help.
I found these 2 quotes from 2 brilliant men.
“I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil.” – Albert Einstein
“I gave in, and admitted that God was God.” – C.S. Lewis
I don't think anyone would question the genius of one, and the philosophical depth of the latter. The funny thing is, the first guy could split an atom but had a childish, uninformed view of God. Maybe he was just too scientific in his approach. Maybe his genius made him think in too many different directions, making it difficult to really think through the subject of faith. But really, to say something about God being about "rewards good and punishes evil" makes me think he really didn't give much thought to the God I know. He was looking for a god who could fit his scientific world. Actually, anyone who thinks about God in those terms really hasn't thought about God at all. God has become an instrument to them; someone to be used for comfort, or when things go really bad, for blame.
I like what Lewis says. It's a good place to be when you can stop running and trying to come up with your own answers, and just say "God is God". It's your Moses moment; when you can just accept the great "I AM" is just that. No assembly, or invention, required. No assumptions to be made. No one to blame, because you find there is no blame. Only forgiveness.
But you can only get there by honestly searching Him out. Sometimes it's tiresome. There are so many other things to think about. There is so much to do. But when you finally get into the searching; when you give Him some time, you will find the answers.