The same is true of our understanding of God. We sense that He loves us, enjoys fellowship with us, and provides for us, but we only perceive a small, small part of those realities. We have only a vague awareness of what He’s doing in other parts of His creation and only a limited conception of what He was up to before that creation came into being. Although we will learn more the longer we walk with Him, we are inherently incapable of fully understanding Him. But as is the case with us and our children, our inability to fully comprehend God doesn’t limit His love for us.
(Other images comparing our relationship with God with our relationship to our children can be found at What We Can Learn About God From Being Parents.)