What do I know? Not much, truthfully. In the ocean of “stuff that can be learned” the stuff in my head would barely dampen the bottom of a clam shell. But who do I know? That makes all the difference.
I can’t make beautiful music
But I know people who sing, who play, who dance, and the gifts God gave them they use to gift me.
Could I go into battle for my country and show courage? I’ve never had to try.
But I know people, many people, who have been willing to pay the ultimate sacrifice for their nation and for me.
And sports? My skill level for all of them is unexceptional.
But I know people who play and compete and do incredible things with their joints and muscles and sinews. What a joy to watch years of training and practice and dedication come together on the playing field or the court or the ball diamond.
An astounding catch, a gravity-defying goal kick, a triple toe loop—they are all testimonies to the intricate manner the human body is knit together and the God-given desire to excel.
I don’t live on a farm and am all but ignorant about everything involved. But I can delight in hayrides and critters and wide open spaces and growing things. Because people I love live on farms and let me come and play and delight in the fruits of this ancient and honorable vocation.
I don’t own a cottage and don’t live on the water but guess what? But I know cottage owners who let me call their cottage my cottage, and lake house owners who invite me to set a spell by the water and be soothed by its rhythms. I don’t live in the woods or near the ocean but…you already know how my story goes.
I don’t know how I manage to mess up God’s law every day. But I know Someone who obeyed it perfectly and gave that obedience to me.
I don’t know if I could give my life for a stranger (if ever I collided with that horrific circumstance). But I know Someone not only willing to die for me, His enemy, but who actively sought that death because His anguish was my hope.
I don’t know fully what heaven is like but I know Someone already seated there. And since I am in Him, I’m seated in those heavenly places too.
Isn’t it wonderful?
Doesn’t matter so much what I know. But Who I know has made all the difference. Do you know Him too?