All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful
toward those who keep the demands of his covenant. (Psalm 25:10, NIV)
What if it’s all true:
What if all that is was created by a wonderful Being,
more vast and mysterious than the universe itself;
if He formed us and somehow patterned us after himself;
if He loves us as His own children;
if He came to us in person to share our lives,
to deliver us from our wrongness,
to die for us when we couldn’t help ourselves;
if this Creator wants to teach us the happiest way to live . . .
What if it’s all true?
Look at this
beautiful, orderly, intricate world. Look at Jesus Christ – His love, His
self-sacrifice. Look at yourself. Without God, do you sense a wrongness inside?
If all the above is
true, then how should we be living? Shouldn’t we turn to our loving, wise
Creator to find the best, the simplest, the most natural way to live?
He has put us here
together, His children, to care for each other and to depend on each other. He
has given us families, friends, communities. Yet we think and live so
selfishly, and so many among us are needy and lonely.
He provides for us
beautifully and abundantly day by day. What do we need that His world doesn’t
provide? Yet we are anxious, fearful, and greedy.
He wants to enrich
us in ways we can’t even imagine. He wants us to know Him better. He wants each
of us to have a face-to-face relationship with Him. Yet we consider Him
irrelevant and look right past Him.
Look at the people
around you. Look within yourself. Is anxiety and selfishness really the most
natural way to live? The most common, perhaps, but the simplest, the most
peaceful, the most satisfying? In our smallness and helplessness, is it logical
to ignore the One who created us?
The One who gives
us day and night, sun and rain, work and rest, the One who conceived and shaped
this world of ours, cannot He guide us to the most natural way to live?
Cannot He help you
become the person you were designed to be, that you want to be?
Is He not listening
if you talk to Him right now?
I have a personal, constant relationship with
the Lord of all reality.
We converse freely.
We walk together in relaxed silence,
like loving Parent and child.
What could be more wonderful than this?
Hymn: Present Lord
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