This grand universe in which we now dwell is governed and upheld by one sovereign principle. In perfection, that is, love God in every now recreates it in newness and paves His way through the labyrinth of this inhabited world’s complex structure to assure the fulfillment of perfection from moment to moment. The minutest detail is carefully fashioned in excellence to satisfy His love. Therefore we say about Him that His ways are eternally perfect in love. “As for God, his way is perfect” (Psalm 18:30).
Confronted with the vastness of our lives and everything we encounter in this existence we often wonder if the trails we stroll along and the tracks we leave behind carry any significance. Are our troubles self-inflicted? Do we have to carry the burden of our choices? Is there an underlying almost unperceivable pattern of perfection governing everything that transpires in our lives? Inspired by the Spirit the psalmist wrote: It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect (Psalm 18:32).
By which standards can we measure and gauge perfection? Do we know what tomorrow has in store for us? Can we see the end of all things? Is there given any way by which we might comprehend that every hair of our heads is numbered? “Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge?” (Job 37:16). “I know that thou canst do every thing”, Job finally exclaimed when he came to end of his own reasoning and faith rose to supremacy within his troubled soul.
“Nothing hinders the soul so much in attaining to the knowledge of God as time and place. Therefore, if the soul is to know God, it must know Him outside time and place, since God is neither in this or that, but One and above them. If the soul is to see God, it must look at nothing in time; for while the soul is occupied with time or place or any image of the kind, it cannot recognize God” (Eckhart).