(June 20, 2015)
We like to think that we fully understand the Lord – who He is and what His nature is. Do we understand that fully understanding the Lord is likely an impossibility in our imperfect, limited, mortal condition? When we think that we fully understand the Lord, what we are left understanding is just our projection of Him – we worship an illusory shade instead of a risen Lord.
Over time, we find ourselves in the position of the brother of Jared. Bit by bit, the Veil is removed from our understanding and we learn more of His nature. We may have thought He was one way, but through adversity we discover that He was so much more than we believed Him to be. Then, over time, another truth of His nature is learned, and then another. And so we progress from Grace to Grace until we truly know Him – and, at that point, we become like Him.
Along the way, of course, we learn certain truths that carry us through the difficult process of walking in His footsteps. We learn of His power, which gives us confidence that He can do what He has promised to do. We learn of His love for us, which gives us confidence that all things will work out for our good (even in the midst of our most difficult trials).