“Man is a wondrous and complex being. He is capable of executing intricate physical feats, or performing abstract intellectual calculations, of producing incredible beauty of sight and sound. Beyond this, man is incurably religious.” Millard J. Erickson, Christian Theology, Volume 1
I have never stood at the edge of the ocean and not felt God’s presence and heard his voice.
“The mighty oceans thunder your praise.” Psalm 93:3
I have rarely looked up into a Georgia summer night sky and not wondered how big a God does it take to create the heavens.
“When I look up into the night skies and see the work of your fingers — the moon and the stars you have made…” Psalm 8:3
“The heavens are telling the glory of God; they are a marvelous display of his craftsmanship. Day and night they keep on telling about God. Without a sound or word, silent in the skies, their message reaches out to all the world.” Psalm 19:1-4
The vast reach of the ocean and the limitless expanse of the heavens cause me to consider myself insignificant.
Yet, God considers all of his creation without flaw and I simply cannot comprehend such a thought.
If I had not been raised to respect and revere our creator, I would have anyway.
As though, it was instinctively within me to do so.
“For the truth about God is known to them instinctively; God has put this knowledge in their hearts. Since earliest times men have seen the earth and sky and all God made, and have known of his existence and great eternal power.” Romans 1:18-20
Earlier today, I was considering these thoughts, and I pictured myself standing by the ocean on a star lit night and just being in awe of God.
How could anyone doubt the existence of a creator?
How could anyone question a divine purpose for their life?
How could anyone hear the roar of the waves and see the restless yet peaceful ebbing of the tide and not believe?
For God in the coming days to reconstitute my faith, is what I have asked.
For God to take me beyond a belief system, a philosophy and warm fuzzy stories.
To feel the heartbreak of misery and minister His mercy.
To see those who are invisible to man and introduce them to a very visible God.
To find those who feel separated from His love and remind them that He never left them.
I want to know God and Christ as they are…
…Creator and Savior of the world.
No fables, tales and wishing wells.
But a breath taking, awe inspiring, heart melting, type of relationship.
And in that, I will find what we each seek from the moment we take our first breath.
Love in it’s purest form.
“I will tell everyone how good you are, and of your constant, daily care. Psalm 71:15