Monday, July 11, 2011

Seekers, Finders

Comedian Red Skelton was once asked to speak to a college student body on the subject of religion. At the end of his speech, during a question and answer session a student asked, “Why can’t I find God?”

Skelton quickly responded, “For the same reason you can’t find a cop. You’re not looking for one.”

King David had something to say to those who say that they can’t find God: “The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display His craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak and night after night they make Him known.”

What is so obvious about God is that He is so obvious to those who are looking for Him. In this one psalm David writes that God can be found in the heavens (v.1-4), in nature (v.4-6), in the instructions He has given in His Word (v.7-11), and the story of redemption that can be witnessed in the life of the Psalmist himself (v.12-14).

What a wonderful summary of the story of salvation! We have been surrounded by unimaginable displays of God’s craftsmanship that display His power. Yet His power is not an end in itself. It is revealed ultimately and finally in the work of His Son’s life, death and resurrection. David spoke of that when he asked God to deliver him from sin so that he could be free of guilt and innocent of great sin.

Prayer: We thank You, Lord, for loving us so much that You did everything possible to reach and redeem us through Christ. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Scripture for Today: Psalm 19

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