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We Just Don't Know!

Last week while sitting on the beach at Garden City, South Carolina, I was reminded of the limits of human knowledge. Every day thunder clouds and storm systems threatened rain, lightening, and the sounds of summer time weather. The weather predictions changed almost every hour. You see, we just don't know everything. Our knowledge is limited.

Scripture reminds us that God has not revealed everything to our species. With our science and advanced technology we can certainly know more today than at anytime in history. Surely God has given us mortals vast capacities of education, research, and scientific study. But not everything. Scripture attests the genius of mankind, our ability to calculate, reason, draw conclusions, and learn. Still, there are limits---

The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.

Deuteronomy 29: 29, ESV

Look among the nations, and see; wonder and be astounded. For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe if told.

Habakkuk 1: 5, ESV

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!

Romans 11: 33, ESV

God's ways are unsearchable. Which brings me to right now in history, the maze of ideas, science, and our tendencies under the continuing mystery of Covid 19. Yes, the Corona Virus has stumped us in many ways. Masks, vaccines, social distancing, contagion, and many other aspects of this new infectious agent leave us guessing, arguing, and avoiding ways of combating

That's the deal this week, thoughts on how we must navigate life in this new world of this unwelcome invader. Join me as we give thought to the many avenues we may take to function in this strange new world.

Up front, though, remember: we don't know everything.

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