No.3: God Is Nowhere…
What were you like at reading in school?
Some of us struggled with letter and word recognition, others improved after being prescribed glasses.
Even now it is still possible to misread a sentence and misunderstand the meaning. The above title could be read “God is nowhere” but it could also be read as “God is now here”!
Making sense of life can be like that sometimes. Some look around them and conclude that there is no real purpose, no evidence of design, no hope for the future. They are orphans in the storm of life – no one cares and no one can help.
The Old Testament tells us that the heavens declare the glory of God, and the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
The New Testament tells us that God sent his only Son to live among us, be there for us and die to deal with all our wrong doings.
Or as the old hymn puts it so poetically:
O wide-embracing, wondrous love,
We read Thee in the sky above,
We read Thee in the earth below.
In seas that swell and streams that flow.
We read Thee best in Him who came
To bear for us the cross of shame,
Sent by the Father from on high,
Our life to live, our death to die.
Will you read the message of God again? Not to read it at all is a tragedy, but to misread it altogether and think that no one cares is the saddest thing of all.
You see, life is not just a matter of pronunciation or punctuation but of perspective, of seeing its meaning correctly.
Have a fresh look at the Bible.
Have a fresh listen to its message.
Take God at his word.