Saturday, November 21, 2015

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 said 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 innumerable displays of God’s craftsmanship that prove His power and presence. Yet, what He has done is not for Himself but for us! And ultimately and finally, He reveals Himself in His love for us as we see His Son die on the cross, overcome death and bring us life everlasting. David spoke of the might of God and the miracle of His Son when he asked God to forgive him for his sin. Have you asked God to forgive you for your sins?
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 The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork.

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