This upcoming Monday I am speaking in front of a group of college kids trying to answer the question, “Why is God invisible?” in studying for it I have been reading a number of systematic theology textbooks. In Practical Christian Theology by Floyd H. Barackman I came across this excellent reminder that is all too easy to forget:
Remembering our creaturehood, let us reverently seek to understand what God is and the kind of nature He has. Only the Holy Spirit can illuminate our hearts through the Scriptures regarding this deep truth, yet whatever He is pleased to teach us will be only a small part of what God is. If God were understood easily and fully, then He would be little more than what we are. But because He is limitless, we shall be learning about Him throughout eternity, as the experience of the holy angels indicates (Eph. 3:10; 1 Peter 1:10-12). However, it is important for us now to be learning all that is revealed about God.