Summary: We humans cannot comprehend God’s actions. Who can predict what God is going to do, or Who can explain His methods?
Rom 11:32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.
Rom 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!
GOD’S MYSTERY IS MIRACULOUS
Abraham Lincoln was president during the Civil War. He was a godly man of high moral character who wanted the best for America. Yet, his life was filled with immense personal tragedy. When Lincoln was 3 years old, his infant brother Thomas died. At the age of 9, his mother died at the age of 35. And, when Abe was 18, his older sister Sarah died in childbirth in 1828.
In 1842, Lincoln married Mary Todd. The couple had four sons, but longed for a daughter. Robert was born in 1843, Edward in 1846, William in 1850, and Thomas in 1853. Unfortunately, Edward died in 1850, a month before his fourth birthday, and William died at age 11 in 1862, during the Civil War while Lincoln was President.
Just after the war, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on April 15, 1865 at the age of 56. Had he survived, he would have experienced further heartbreak in 1871, when his youngest son Thomas (Tad) died at the age of 18. Thankfully, Robert Todd Lincoln lived to the age of 82. Of the couple’s four sons, Robert was the only Lincoln child to reach adulthood and have children.
Strangely enough, Robert Todd Lincoln was almost killed in a freak accident when he was a boy. Sometime around 1854, while waiting to board a train in Jersey City, the crowd surged forward, and young Robert fell off the edge of the platform and into the path of the approaching train. A stranger turned just in time to see young Lincoln fall, and quickly rescued him. What a miracle it was.
The stranger never recognized the youth, but young Lincoln recognized his rescuer. The man who saved his life was none other than Edwin Thomas Booth, the famous young Shakespearean actor. Skeptics would call it fate or coincidence, but Abraham Lincoln’s bloodline was kept alive by the brother of John Wilkes Booth, the man who assassinated Lincoln a dozen years later. Truly, God works in mysterious ways!
Psalm 147:5 says, “Great is our Lord, and mighty in power. His understanding is INFINITE.”
“There is absolutely nothing that God does not know, with the exception of one thing, he knows no other god. Psa 86:10 For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.
From the spinning of galaxies hundreds of light years in diameter down to the vibrations of sub-atomic particles, everything in creation is known and understood by God.”
For the bible says, In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved…….
“We humans cannot comprehend God’s actions. Who can predict what God is going to do, or Who can explain His methods? Some of us have known times when we’ve been in the midst of circumstances that made no sense and totally baffled us. Years later, looking back, we see there was a pattern working its way through all our dark and difficult days.”