Monday, March 1, 2010

Fuzzy Math...

"Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!"
-Romans 11:33

When we come to see God as a God of paradox, it opens for us a door of understanding into His "higher ways" and His "higher thoughts".*

In God's economy weakness is strength, servitude is freedom, the poor are rich and so on...

Jesus' disciples were at first scandalized by this seemingly upside down philosophy: They wanted to become a new Nation, Jesus wanted "Nobodys"; they wanted to be lords, Jesus called them to be the least; they wanted a King, Jesus gave them a crucifixion.

I can understand their perplexed, crestfallen state in the upper-room, in that seemingly anti-climactic moment following the execution of their Lord, which was, in actuality, the most triumphant moment in all of history.  It really does require revelation from the Holy Spirit to grasp God's perspective, to see the sense in Christ's counter-intuitive ways.

But I think it's a matter of waiting...waiting prayerfully in the upper-rooms of our own discontent, our disillusionment, sometimes even our despair...until the Holy Spirit comes with the wind of wisdom and helps us to zoom out from our limited lens on life and our resultant compartmentalized conclusions to view things from the vantage point of Heaven.

From this lofty lookout, this God's-eye-view, what seems like very fuzzy math indeed, adds up afterall.

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight."
-Proverbs 3:5-6

*Isaiah 55:9


  1. AMEN! 2010...eyes to see, ears to hear, and hearts to understand.

  2. amen back atcha, Tara...that's my hope too....

  3. Hello Hindsfeet! I think I just found a Blogging-Sister in you! Thank you for this blog. Thank you for visiting mine. Did you know that '"Hindsfeet" was the first book that truly captivated my heart back in high school? I loved that book! And about Fuzzy Math, I am not a big fan of math but I do have to agree with you ... everything does add up at the end! God makes sense out of non-sense! Thank you, new friend!

  4. You were right, H. I DO dig it.

    Have you ever considered being a teacher? You can even get a message through MY thick skull. I still think you secretly work for the New Yorker. I'm just sayin'...

  5. Hi Lani : ) A blogging-sister and a compatriot! I'm from California too...moved from the Bay area about 10 years ago to the east coast, but that's where I hail from...San Diego originally, San Jose most recently....

    So glad to have found your blog too and will be sending a few friends your way who I KNOW will love your work and your lovely perspective : )

  6. Well D, I WAS working for the New Yorker till I had to join the witness protection program...Now I wear pink frosted lipstick and work at Dairy Queen to hide my identity.....note to self: "consorting with known drug lords, bad."

    ; )

  7. Love your wording here, my friend:

    "They wanted to become a new Nation, Jesus wanted "Nobodys"; they wanted to be lords, Jesus called them to be the least; they wanted a King, Jesus gave them a crucifixion."

  8. Thanks, Courtney...I've been so busy this week, I think I have some catching up to do on your posts; can't wait : )

  9. As I read this, the song went through my head, "Oh the deep deep love of Jesus. Tis a heaven of heaven to me. And it lifts me up to glory..." Do you know it?

  10. That's YOU at Dairy Queen??? Wow! BTW, you messed up my order and gave me a chicken sandwich instead of the burger I ordered...AND the incorrect change...sorry, but your math didn't add up... ;) (just teasing)

  11. Hey Relyn, I haven't heard that one, but I'm going to see if I can YouTube it now.....thanks...

  12. Hey Girlfriend! (Joy) Sorry bout dat! Next time you come in da Blizzard's on me!!! ; )

    (had on the wrong shade o' lipstick, it was throwin' me off all day, just didn't feel like myself....)

    ; ) hahahaha : p