Excerpted from The Bible and the Cross, G. Campbell Morgan (1909).
All the things of which we speak as supernatural are only supernatural to our finite knowledge and understanding. The things of which we speak as miraculous are only so because we know certain laws, but are not acquainted with the whole economy of God. In the ages to come, and in the light of the Father’s house, we shall not speak of these things as supernatural, we shall discover that they are all in harmony with the nature of God.
Words of Grace for Strength
Isn’t it good to know that we cannot grasp the infinite wisdom of the sovereign Lord and Creator of the universe? I take great comfort from knowing our Lord is divinely infinite, that we are finite beings that cannot begin to grasp who He is on our own. I do not want a God I can completely comprehend and understand because I know how messed up I am.
We think of God’s intervention into our world as supernatural because God can intervene in His creation in ways outside of the laws He ordered for that creation, and we can recognize them as outside of His naturally ordered plans for how the clock of creation would tick.
The Bible is replete with such instances, and those of us who treasure Scripture as truth cherish each and every instance He has chosen to have set down. There will come a day when we stand in God’s presence and it will be the most natural thing for us, because it is His will that we do so.
“The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light” (Revelation 21:23).
Morgan speaks of what will happen in the light of Father’s house, as we cast aside thoughts of supernatural events and understand the true harmony of God’s creation. The verse from Revelation talks of the light we will see by. How glorious the light there, for the Lamb is the Light. We will know what we know of the nature of God because we will know it with the mind of Christ, as we see clearly all that is now illumed by the light of the Lamb.
Not only is there an abundance of joy, of life in the presence of the eternal God, it is all seen by us by the light of Christ, by the glory of God. Morgan goes on to speak about some things of God are so high above us as to need our imagination just to think of them. But one day they will be known to us as they are to God.
And all that we see will not be supernatural to us, it will be completely and utterly natural, for it is the character of God that we will know through Jesus. Just as the Father looks at us and sees the Son, we will look upon our sovereign God with the eyes of our Lord and Savior. Wonderful and new to us, but not the least bit unusual or strange. It will be a comforting sight, a natural expression of God in His holy character.
“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us” (Romans 8:18).
The best is yet to come. We can scarcely comprehend it today, but one day we will grasp the full meaning in both hands, for in God’s revelation to us will come the perfect knowledge of what He has for us for all eternity. And there can be nothing more natural for us than to be in the presence of the One who created us; to fulfill His purposes for our existence, and to do it for eternity. Nothing supernatural for us awaits, only the true nature of the Lord and seeing, for the first time, the true harmony of His character with His creation.
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