This has got to be the ultimate verse in the gospels revealing Jesus as Christ, Messiah, God in flesh.
Yesterday I wrote how Jesus holds it all. He is omnipotent and that is comforting for those who are facing powerful circumstances in their lives that oppose them. But there is more. Jesus knows it all.
All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. (Matthew 11 v 27)
“No one knows.”
Jesus says it twice.
The ultimate knowledge of the throne of heaven. How the triune God exists and works, no one knows that.
In the world of ‘know it all’s’ where everyone seems to have the perfect truth about everything; where one church vies against another for absolute truth; where people have totally correct political views; where people have insights never seen before; where experts in many fields have actually developed things way beyond our imagination; they will never know it all.
The created will never understand the Creator.
In the missional context of needing to be incarnational, we will never understand how the Holy Spirit overshadowed Mary and Jesus was conceived.
In our pursuit for His Presence in our lives we will never know what it was for the human and the divine to exist in one body. We don’t know it all.
You may not know why … but Jesus knows.
You may not know how … but Jesus knows.
You may not know when … but Jesus knows.
One of my favourite parts of the Old Testament is chapter 39 of Job. This incredible man finally gets an answer to his cry for understanding of why he is suffering. God’s answer simply makes me happy when I read it. He answers with questions.
Do you know when the mountain goats give birth? Who untied the ropes of the wild donkey? The questions continue along this line. The answers that Job give are the same for us, “we haven’t got a clue!”, “which mountain goats? Where is the wild donkey?” The point of course is that God knows. God was saying that there are so many things in this world that you do not know why or how or when, including your suffering. But I do. I know. Is that not enough for you?
Matthew 11 v 27 is brilliant for every one of us. Jesus says I know what no one else knows. I know the Father and the Father knows me. To know the Creator is to know it all.
The world is full of the unexplainable, the mysterious, the strange, questions that do not get answered. But God rules them all.
The answer is that we must trust in the wisdom and goodness of Him who knows it all and is over all. The answer is always God Himself. His presence with you. His wisdom, His power and His ability within this world which calls for us to trust Him and to draw near to Him.
Jesus has it all and He Knows It All. Of course there’s one more truth to add … that’s for tomorrow.