Unlike the many mocking depictions of the Bible, or even the presumptuous art of a Michelangelo, actual biblical encounters with God have led to speechlessness, followed by a humble and heartfelt outpouring of praise. We think of Moses, who hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God (Ex 3:6), or Nebuchadnezzar who after being restored from a bestial dumbness, immediately blessed then praised and honoured him that liveth for ever (Dan 4:34).
But beyond even these experiences is the supreme mystery of the incarnation of God as man; the One through whom came all things that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible (Col 1:16), allowing Himself to become as one of us, ‘heard’, ‘seen’, ‘looked upon’, ‘handled’ (1 Jn 1:1). The limited, fallen mind cannot process it, for it is too great even for the redeemed, enlightened mind to fully comprehend.
Nevertheless, there will come a time when we will understand it, as fully as it is possible for our created frames to bear: a time when we will be clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life (2 Co 5:4). In that time we will have no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine […] for the glory of God will lighten […] and the Lamb will be the light thereof (Rev 21:23).
Toppled, all false gods of mortal logic.
These things are received by faith.