Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! (Rom. 11:33)
WHEN I WENT BACK to school to get my master’s degree, twenty years after graduating from college, something magical happened. My mind lit up as I fell in love with learning. Every essay I read, every discussion I participated in, every lecture I heard, became like morsels of food set before a starving child. I ate it up and looked hungrily for more. What a thrill to discover new authors, new ideas, new skills! Of course, the more I learned, the more I learned how little I knew. The vastness of information, the depth of critical thinking humans are capable of, the level of ability we have—it intimidated me as much as it inspired me.
And then I think of God. And I realize that even the most brilliant of us is dull compared to our Creator. God doesn’t just have every tiny detail of knowledge at His fingertips; He’s the one who conceived it. All. Not just language skills (in every tongue), but math and science and physics and history and geography (of the entire universe). He doesn’t just know what makes things work; He makes them work. He is our creative inspiration. He is the wisdom that moves the hands of our doctors. He is the love that transforms children under the tutelage of their teachers. “Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!”
Whatever situation you are facing, turn to God for wisdom.
Heather Gemmen Wilson is the author of the Global Warning Series (Wesleyan Publishing House), a fiction series for preteens. She is married to a Wesleyan pastor and together they have six children.