Uniqueness of The Human Experience



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      Uniqueness Of The Human Experience 

   There certainly is something special and unique about the individual human experience. Of all the knowledge, skill, thought, revelation, pain, and hope compiled by human cognition throughout history, nothing is existentially ubiquitous to the whole of mankind.  That is what makes this life so particularly fascinating. Literally every thought, idea, and perception has been limited to the mindset and world view of a singular person. No life experience has ever been compromised of more than one outlook, or way of processing the philosophy of a pragmatic life.  Not one person is omniscient, or omnipresent. That right and privilege is reserved solely for the Alpha and Omega; God himself. Only he has always been, and always will be. His knowledge is infinite, and expansive. His wisdom is eternal, and profound. 

  I have always found this concept fascinating, as it points out that everything that has ever been experienced..... every sting of pain, every beautiful note, every affectionate act, every despicable deed has only been seen through the lens of a singular perspective.

 So why go through all of that? Why examine human understanding in such a way? Well...... basically to point out one thing.... YOU DON’T KNOW EVERYTHING. (Nor do I). We don’t even come close. However, we dash through life being so certain of our viewpoints. We are so quick to defend what we think we know, without the discipline, or even the bravery to entertain another’s experience. 

     But then there is GOD. He is the all knowing, all powerful Lord of creation that infinitely and intimately understands every minute detail of every situation and experience that you have ever undertaken. That is something that you can absolutely take comfort in. Not only does he understand the pain that you have experienced in life, but he himself came to experience the greatest sorrow of taking on our transgression and sin. He took that upon himself via the path of great physical suffering. He understands every hardship ever encountered in the history of our unique human experience in the most intricate detail. 

In Psalm 139. David beautifully points out the omnipresence and omniscient nature of God, and how much He does care about every small detail of our life. He writes..

1 Lord, you have examined me
    and know all about me.
You know when I sit down and when I get up.
    You know my thoughts before I think them.
You know where I go and where I lie down.
    You know everything I do.
Lord, even before I say a word,
    you already know it.
You are all around me—in front and in back—
    and have put your hand on me.
Your knowledge is amazing to me;
    it is more than I can understand.

Where can I go to get away from your Spirit?
    Where can I run from you?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there.
    If I lie down in the grave, you are there.
If I rise with the sun in the east
    and settle in the west beyond the sea,
10 even there you would guide me.
    With your right hand you would hold me.

11 I could say, “The darkness will hide me.
    Let the light around me turn into night.”
12 But even the darkness is not dark to you.
    The night is as light as the day;
    darkness and light are the same to you.

13 You made my whole being;
    you formed me in my mother’s body.
14 I praise you because you made me in an amazing and wonderful way.
    What you have done is wonderful.
    I know this very well.
15 You saw my bones being formed
    as I took shape in my mother’s body.
When I was put together there,
16 you saw my body as it was formed.
All the days planned for me
    were written in your book
    before I was one day old.

17 God, your thoughts are precious to me.
    They are so many!
18 If I could count them,
    they would be more than all the grains of sand.
When I wake up,
    I am still with you.

19 God, I wish you would kill the wicked!
    Get away from me, you murderers!
20 They say evil things about you.
    Your enemies use your name thoughtlessly.
21 Lord, I hate those who hate you;
    I hate those who rise up against you.
22 I feel only hate for them;
    they are my enemies.

23 God, examine me and know my heart;
    test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any bad thing in me.
    Lead me on the road to everlasting life.

     With the knowledge and firmly grounded understanding that we are only limited in our mind and experience, only then can we can start to know that there is one who knows and sees beyond our own vision. And he chooses freely to care about your unique experience. 

-Patrick Wilke

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