Small squares of Guernica


Supposing the famous painting Guernica by Picasso was placed before your eyes, it measures 25.6’ x 11’, and supposing it was covered with a red sheet of cloth. 

A perfectly-square 2” hole was cut-out to reveal the painting to you and gradually 2” square-holes continued to be cut-out opening the painting to your gaze.

However – while one square was opened, the previous one was closed, – sown back into place.

At the end of your viewing experience it could be said that you had seen the whole painting.

But imagine how difficult it would be to describe the painting.

Now try describing – the whole picture when it comes to God.

The scripture describes our limited comprehension:

For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.

There are things we most definitely – are given to know, and we can’t use our limited perspective as an excuse for not embracing what God has clearly ordained we are to know. John 19/34-36

The dogmatism with which some affirm God’s non-existence however, is startling. Based on a hodgepodge of atheistic philosophy and science, there seems to be little acknowledgement of how limited a view we have of the picture (I Timothy 6/20).

What is also startling is the indifference and disdain with which many treat the ‘God-question’.

The very fact that the universe is so vast and complex, aught to make us take the seat of humility – when we begin to ask the questions we must all personally ask in the light of eternity.

Questions, we must find answers to – whether we like it or not.

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