Knowing the Knower of all Knowing

on Friday, August 28, 2009



My baby was caught catching up on a bit of light reading this morning.

I'm not surprised. If he has any of my genetics, he will be wondering about the how of things with a disturbing passion for many years yet.

Some crave chocolate, others stuff .... for me, it's information.

Ok. Carbs and chocolate are pretty good too but I have to admit. There is nothing like a truth sinking into my knowing and expanding my heart even beyond any expectation of feeling. Didn't a guy called David describe it as "apples of gold"? Odd metaphor but I totally agree with his implication.

Sometimes though, thinking starts to invade the 'who' of me. I loose sleep because I have a trillion boxes still open in my head, my thoughts have become so micro managed, I loose even the most basic perspective on life and I start to psycholanalyse everyone instead of just enjoying them.

I can just see my husband nodding enthusiastically and silently standing in empathy with spouse's of those suffering from "terminal thinking".

But it's not all bad. Truth and greatness are well worth the chase given I remember that it's one thing knowing how but definitely another thing knowing the knower of all knowing.

One will provide a fleshy compulsive strive for information which leads to self reliance and pride and independance. The other will establish me in the amazing journey of finding the creator of "all things how", the source of all things that were, and are and ever will be, not as some disturbing "eternal kind of google" but as One Who knows the most intimate parts of me yet still desires to KNOW me.

I'll restrain myself from saying 'HOW' and just instead say 'WOW'!

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Diane said...

So wonderful that he loves to read. Beautiful picture of him. :O)

Jessi said...

What a wonderful moment.

K said...

gorgeous kid
And LOVELY thought
I am the same way - the eternally curious

Foursons said...

1st- that picture is so stinking cute. The grin on his little face reveals it all.

2nd- The fact that you got such a huge lesson out of one moment like this amazes me. A simple, everyday moment that I'd feel is sweet and want to talk about has given you an insight that astounds me. Wow!

3rd- Thanks for commenting on my hubby's blog post. He was thrilled this morning when he saw he had 5 comments on it!

Lisa said...

Beautiful post and beautiful picture!
Reading is important in our house!

Lee said...

Wonderful ... everything!

The Things We Carried said...

Love that you caught this. Phrased beautifully!

Rachel said...

Love his delight in the book... what a gift!

Brian Miller said...

and in knowing there is awe...

lifebythecreek said...

That is an adorable capture! What's even cooler is that he is YOUR son; no one else would understand him the way you do. "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it"... you are SO tuned in to the path that God carved out for him. I love it!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Hi, Sande! Thanks so much for stopping by!!! You are so thoughtful to remember me while I am away from my blog...And I am so blessed today because of YOU!!! This is a beautiful post!!So much to reflect upon here in your words... And your son is fantastic! Yes, fall is a few days away...my return will be fairly soon...just have a few things to clear off my plate...and then, I'll be saying "hello," much more frequently!! All my love to you~Janine XO

lonestar said...

So cute! I love his expression, happy to be taking it all in :).

melody said...

A priceless capture. I love how intently and happily he is "reading" the how.

robin said...

Totally cute!!! And he looks so comfy too!

BenLand said...

what a smart kid :)

great picture!!

Terri Tiffany said...

I love the picture!!! And I have had many sleepless nights too as I couldn't turn off my brain:)

SoCo mom said...

Great picture -- so sweet! He looks so relaxed and happy.

Jewelz said...

I was a little too slow and this weekends mantra of 'better late than never' didn't quite work for me. I missed Mr Linky

http://smashingcups.blogspot.com/2009/08/like-fish-out-of-water.html

Glad I didn't miss the opportunity to drop by your place though.

L♡VE seeing kids read.

Thanks for sharing
Cheers
Jewelz

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