I read something the other day and I couldn’t get it out of my mind.
Not because it was cute or witty. But because it was a contrast to the truth.
It went like this:
“The thing that the king asks is difficult, and no one can show it to the king except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh.”
I know, it’s kind of random by itself. You can read the whole story here.
Here’s what bugged me: when these people needed their gods to show up, they weren’t around. They said their gods didn’t live “with flesh” (humans).
What a desperate situation. And what a contrast to reality.
I can’t imagine life without God. I can’t imagine the loneliness of not having a supreme being to call out to, knowing I’m not in charge of this world. I am humbled to be able to cry out to the God who is in charge of the world. Even though I don’t understand how He does things or decisions He makes, I’m thankful He listens when I pray. I’m awestruck to know He loves me. The God of the Universe wants to be near me — and you.
And I’m thankful I don’t have to respond, EVER, by saying, “I’m sorry, my God isn’t available because he doesn’t live with humans.” My God — your God — takes pleasure in the people He created. He is all around us, always. He is near.
He is always available to us.
We have a living, caring God who is not like those false gods “whose dwelling is not with flesh.” Our God loved us so much He sent His Son, Jesus, to live among us, to dwell with flesh. Our God listens and answers our prayers. How wonderful is that!
Think about that today. God is always available to you!
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