Beautiful Mystery-Truth of GOD

 

While reading through the 13th chapter of John, this song continued to flood my mind. That is not totally unusual as I love Caedmons Call, and have played this cd many times as I sat by the river, and in my car til my children knew every word from every song…This always seemed to fan the flame.  Check it out…

Caedmons Call-Home Again

Beautiful Mystery

       

Lyrics:

I tried to know
Every mystery
Soon realized, no
It was too much for me

‘Cause most things true
Are simple and complex
So it is with You
What else should I expect

You suffer the seeker
In You they abide

You are to me
A beautiful mystery
You are to me
A Servant and a King
You’re a beautiful mystery

You’re like the water
I can feel but not grasp
Still You say all I’ve gotta do
Is seek and knock and ask

You are to the river
What hems it in and sets it free

The truth is a river
Where the strong can swim down deep
The weak and the broken
Can walk across so easily

words and music by Aaron Tate, Derek Webb and Cliff Young

Recently some terms of Christianity have been brought to my attention, and honestly has caused me to question what I believe, and if in fact, I have crossed the line somewhere into something that is not truthful..or not of God.  One of them is “Post Modern”  First thought..HUH?  So I am thrilled to add this comment to the end of the post, from Joshua Moore/Caedmons Call..explaining the Behind the song…

Behind the Song:
“The last few decades of liberal philosophy have convinced us, even Christians, that truth is something we may interpret or fashion according to our own observations. The effects of this sweeping, post-modern epidemic may have actually infected our modern inferences of scripture. When it comes to comprehending who Jesus is physically and metaphysically, we must openly embrace the notion that truth is something that God himself fashioned and instituted. Secondly, it is He alone who sustains the fabric of the absolute. This throws us upon the mercy of His understanding and shows us the beauty of never being able to grasp the complexities of His character. We are prompted to acknowledge the magnificent radiance and beauty of His truth.” – Joshua Moore (Caedmon’s Call)

  

 

 

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6 responses to “Beautiful Mystery-Truth of GOD

  1. HW

    Being a post-modern basically says “there are no absolutes… therefore there is no absolute truth.”

    Being Christians we know there is an absolute truth. God’s truth. Although we interpret many things differently (which is why we have so many different denominations), as Christians we share the basics. I don’t mind people questioning things… but Jesus Christ must be at the center, or it isn’t “Christian.”

    I get wishy-washy about a lot of things, but I always want the truth. I guess growing up in a post-modern culture hasn’t managed to take the love of truth out of me. 🙂 And the main truth I’m discovering is that I don’t understand God. He is so much…. I cannot comprehend.

  2. HW- Hey Princess! I understand now…I guess I still don’t know why anyone would want no absolutes…God is absolute to me, do I understand HIM all the time, NO, but I am okay with that..I spent 25 years away from the church, and five years at HIS feet before actually coming in the church, sooo maybe i don’t fully understand, but I really haven’t been influenced by it, and that is mostly likely why I always end up saying 😯

    Thanks for stopping…hope you are doing well! 🙂

  3. HW

    I didn’t mean that you didn’t understand. I was just thinking out loud. See… you made me think. That is always a dangerous thing. 🙂

  4. I love when you stop here and think out loud! it causes me to think out loud too! 😉 both of us thinking..now that may be dangerous 😆

  5. Thanks for defining ‘post-modern’ for me! I don’t pay attention to terms because … I’m more interested in other things (Scripture). Having this definition I find it rather hilarious that I’ve been (at least in one place) accused of it. I’ve delivered impassioned speeches to my steering wheel more times than I can count as to the absurdity and complete lunacy of a life which accepts no absolute truth! In fact, judmentalism is the ditch I have to watch out for most often with my black-and-white way of seeing truth. Not moral relativism. So I’m with you. 🙂

  6. Annie, I didn’t know what it was either, so you can imagine my smile when my favorite band makes a comment that explains it..and I am so not “post modern” either. :whew:
    I also have that black and white mentality, and pray not to be critical and judgemental.

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