Sunday, October 10, 2010

Difficult Realities!


Dear Readers,

This morning during my devotions a difficult reality hit me. Sometimes it is difficult for me to conceptualize God. Perhaps many of you reading this blog have a very firm idea of what God is like, and exactly who He is. Maybe questions never creep in your mind. (Note: I will not use the term “doubts” in the place of “questions”, because James 1:6 says directly that “he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind”.)

God sometimes seems an enigma to me. What form does he have here on earth? What form will He have when I see Him in heaven? I can sort of picture Jesus, because He had the form of a man. But God is a different story. How does one envision God who created the universe and every cell and atom in it, and is not bound by time and space?

Then another difficult reality hit me. It is a reality of a dire nature. It has implications for our loved ones and friends. The reality is this: why do people not read and understand the Bible and the story of Jesus, and what God wants to do for them through Jesus? If everyone would just read the Bible and try to understand it surely they would see the truth, right? What is the holdup? What is the barrier that holds them back?

Please pray for me as I pray for you as we sort out these difficult realities...and especially pray for our loved ones and friends who perhaps do not even think of these realities.

See you next time,  
Arlen

2 comments:

Rhonda Schrock said...

I like that picture. Those are difficult questions you raise. I think when I picture Him, I often have a fatherly image in my mind. Our minds are too limited and He's chosen to withhold much from us. But one day...!

Soulwinners'R'Us said...

Thanks for the feedback. I don't always feel that way, but sometimes I can almost understand why unbelievers have a difficult time believing.