The startling miracle is that God is wholly pleased by leading an ordinary life in common people. Who among man could have imagined that the Creator of the expanses and the minutest particles finds genuine happiness in beholding His creation through our eyes? We look at our lives and often wonder: Is this all there is? God on the other hand exclaims: So much beauty! Then He adds: It is very good! How can He say such a thing? We know He made this statement even before the Fall. What is it he sees that evades us? It must be that even before the foundation of the earth He saw how everything would work towards good. It must be because He sees how His master plan is unfolding and developing on every level in the creation. May He open our eyes so we see what He sees, Paul prayed. In other words seeing comes by revelation and not knowledge, but revelation is transformed into knowledge as we all know. We know that we know that we know, but that knowing wasn’t there until a door was opened in our consciousness.
It was God’s desire to propagate Himself in the many sons through His Son – the one seed becoming a multitude of seeds. So here we are a host of seeds not fathoming that we are seeds of the One seed. We look at our lives and wonder how God can thrive in so much triviality and commonness. Those sentiments must have gripped Eve’s heart too. As so many others that would follow she found consolation in religion – the crutch we rely on when we want to garnish and adorn our exteriors. Paul found it prudent and necessary to remind the Galatians that the law is not of faith. The oddity of faith is that it asserts that commonness is life whereas those systems which promise elevation to a new level of God-likeness are death. Those faith heroes mentioned in Hebrews 11 believed against appearances. They failed, they stumbled in weakness, they were persecuted and they went through various trails, and as us they were tempted to look at their lives and think: Is this all there is? They could have resorted to the tree of knowledge of good and evil for answers, but they didn’t. In their desire for a better country, a heavenly, they believed against appearances. They were often tempted to return to the country whence they came out, the land of appearances, but they had set their eyes like flint towards the new city. Hence the record states: God is not ashamed to be called their God.