I was thinking today, how very interesting, that Jesus never personally wrote down any of His life giving and life saving words. He totally entrusted His life's message, legacy, meaning, and teachings to His followers. He expected their obedience in spreading His salvation gospel. There is no account that I have read in the Bible where Jesus ever asks a specific follower to write any of His actions or sayings down (comment if I missed it 👍✌🙏). It seems that they obeyed the prompting of the Holy Spirit when the time was appropriate to get ink on ... papyrus? Idk - Lol. But I hear this question all the time..."Where is God?" while evil and tradegy happens. It would seem to me, in the way that the spread of Jesus' message was the responsibility of the earliest followers, the godless should be able to point to us - there is God abiding - there in him and in her. It is a heartreak that as Christians, we have some of us that want to know where God is in our irritating places - demanding comfort or resoultion in angry cries of helplessness...if you are good, God, where are you?! I imagine a voice responding, "Yes, where is God, where is He in you?" If Christians are too concerned over what to wear to Longhorn's this weekend, complaining over the evil in the world, but not showing the world God - if we can't see Him in the church body - yes, where is God? Is He waiting in your "spare time", in the money you have left over? Where is God's work in you - as the lady in front of you at Walmart nervoulsy counts change to add to her EBT for food (tisk, tisk), as the relationships of our kin and friends quietly fall apart ("we never knew anything was wrong"), as lonely people in the nursing home down the road can't remember the last time they heard a child laugh? Where is God ...in you? What light do you bring?
Faith without works is dead. We are the light in a dark world. We are the body. Don't ask where is God - He is where you leave Him. What is priority in your life? Who is the god of your wallet? Your time? Your plans? Your courage? ✌🙏♥
Hard preaching to you and myself.. hard stuff is worthwhile stuff.