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The LORD who does it, the LORD who forms it to establish it—the LORD is his name, says: “Call to me, and I will answer you, and will show you great and difficult things, which you don’t know.”
–Jeremiah 33:2-3

“Who was the most intelligent person ever to live?” the teacher asked.

I thought a moment, names immediately spinning through my head: Socrates, King Solomon, Leonardo da Vinci, Marie Curie, Albert Einstein….

“Did the name ‘Jesus’ come to your mind?” the teacher asked.

“Huh?” I thought. “Jesus?”

As soon as the doubt formed inside my head, I noticed its absurdity: of course, Jesus, the CREATOR of every one of these people who knew only a thimbleful of the knowledge in the universe, was intelligent beyond compare!

And yet, how often when I read Jesus’ words in the Bible had I imagined His vast and unsearchable mind? How often had I looked at Jesus as God in human flesh, in possession of all knowledge, all wisdom, all power?

Christ flung the planets through space. Christ animated dust and in it stitched the boundless possibilities of DNA. Christ thought up the cackle of hyenas and the caress of music that the tiny bones inside my head interpret so subtly.

In today’s verse, the Lord says He will show me great and difficult things that I don’t yet understand — and He can.

How privileged we are to have the loving ear of the most intelligent Being in the universe.

There is no doubt that He is able to answer me when I call.


Creator God, Please teach me Who You are so I might better trust You. Help me to always call on You for my answers. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.


How can I expand my view of Jesus to grow my trust in Him?

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