I awoke this morning with the lyrics of a favorite hymn playing over and over in my head. Perhaps you recognize them:
“I serve a living Savior; He’s in the world today. I know that He is living whatever men man say. I see His hand of mercy; I hear His voice of cheer. And every time I need Him, He’s always near.” If you know this grand song, you know the refrain: “He lives! He lives! Christ Jesus lives today. He walks with me and talks with me along life’s narrow way. He lives! He lives! Salvation to impart. You ask me how I know He lives; He lives within my heart.”
How blessed I was to be raised by parents who walked with God and were in love with Jesus! They made it easy for me to find the Jesus who was living in my heart. Not all were so blessed. I have a friend who says he does not believe in God and others who say they don’t know whether God exists. My response is simple. Don’t look for God in the circumstances of your life. After all, you and other humans are creating those circumstances for the most part.
Instead, put your mind in a totally neutral state—absolutely no judgment yet made. Then go out into the natural world, get quiet and just look and listen. Stay awhile.
See the grandness all around you. It’s huge in scope and so meticulously crafted. Could this creation in front of you really just be an accident?
Look at one bird. Consider the enormous diversity of birds on this planet. Where does this grand creativity come from?
Look at your own hand. Is this grand functionality an accident?
There’s Someone bigger and smarter than you out there. And you know it. Will you ever understand God? Absolutely not. He’s too grand. Could you believe in a God you could understand? I couldn’t!