Sunday, May 16, 2010

How do we see God?

Who is God?
"I am the Alpha and the Omega--the beginning and the end," says the Lord God. "I am the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come--the Almighty One."
(Revelation 1:8)

Does God love us?
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him (John 3:16-17).

"This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins" (1 John 4:9-10).

Why does God love us?
26 Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth,] and over all the creatures that move along the ground."
27 So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
28 God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground."
29 Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food." And it was so.
31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good”. (Genesis 1:26-31)

God is the father/mother of creation. God is our eternal parent. God loves us because God chose to create us. We are God’s children. Just as good parents, we want our children to have all that we can give them. God wants to give us all that is good. Just as we want our children to know who we are, so God wants us to know who God is. We want to communicate our love for our children; God also wants to communicate God’s love for us. God desires a relationship with us, as does any good parent wants to have a relationship with their children.

The problem:
We are able to see our parents in the flesh. We do not see God in the flesh. Even though Jesus became one of us to display in the flesh God’s love for us, we do not see Jesus in the flesh today.

The solution:
What we know today of God, we know through faith. We trust in God’s goodness because we can see the beauty of God’s creation. We can also see the beauty of God in each other. We are all creations of God and God wants us to know how much God loves us. To feel the warmth of God’s love, we must open ourselves (just a little) so that God can take hold of our hearts and help us understand the depth of God’s love. God will help us if only we ask.

Peace and love,


"Be still and know that I am God"(Psalm 46:10)

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