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In our constant search for  spiritual “deepness,” my friend and I have taken Bible classes, attended Bible studies, poured over verses and verses, had numerous heart-to-heart talks where we share whatever “deep” thought has occurred to us… and yet we find ourselves completely and utterly frustrated— though, I’ve noticed, it’s the good kind of frustrated. We find ourselves in a position where we don’t know all the answers, but it hasn’t been a waste of time. Along the way, we’ve had emotional moments branded by passionate high-fives, thoughts about Jesus and His teachings in ways that we can apply to our individual lives, and moments of silent awe in which we simply shake our heads and say the phrase that has dominated most of our conversations, “too much.”

“Too much!” gets repeated over and over again as we realize that whatever topic we are trying to dissect is bigger than us, bigger than anything we can ever imagine. It’s like finding a small piece of red cement, only to realize with amazement that it is a brick, only to look up and see that, attached to our brick, is the Great Wall of China. The brick we thought we knew so well after many hours of study was only the smallest infinitesimal part of one of the biggest structures ever built. Too much!

But the truth is, Jesus is too much. He’s too big, and too smart, and too deep. So deep, we feel our endless efforts to discover the great secrets of the world have been spent in learning the “ABC”s.  And I realize with awe that I’ve been absolutely tricked. I took the bait, and I am happily hooked. I went after the “deepness” thinking I could discover it and go on with my life, but I’ve realized it will take up my entire life, and then some. I was tricked into deepness by the deepest Person to ever live. The Person who outsmarted the deepest of the deep and the most knowledgeable of this earth.

Innate Curiosity

Jesus is the greatest mystery that has ever existed, and He knows it, and He uses it to our advantage. He does not make Himself easy to reach so that we find Him in one moment of amazement and then forget about Him the very next day. He built us with an innate curiosity that is especially sparked by Him, and He leads those of us who love to think into the greatest thought journey we will ever take.

I can picture his smiling face as He leaves us a cryptic clue and encourages us to go on a journey that will feed us spiritually, over and over and over again. An adventure in which we will never find ourselves bored. He is "too much", so that we never lack.

If Jesus is the deepest of the deep, deeper than any ocean, then I want to jump in. I want to jump in and be consumed, I want to use whatever breath I have left to joyfully proclaim “too much!”

"My son, if you receive my words, and treasure my commands within you, so that you incline your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding; yes, if you cry out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding, if you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures; then you will understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God" (Proverbs 2:1-5).

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