John 14:19-21, After a little while the world will no longer see Me, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live also. In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him.
We live in a world of spiritual starvation. Man needs to be spiritually nourished, but his diet mostly consists of self-indulgence and self-righteousness. He tends to feed at the trough of shallowness and ignorance because of his own refusal to accept what God has given him. While all of this continues, man cries out to see God.
Recently, we have all witnessed the tragedy of what is transpiring in our world. While desperate people seek refuge from certain nations, often forgotten are the lives of countless children tossed aside as adults are losing their own lives, or simply seek the freedom of life without the child who has been seen as a burden to them. There are several pictures being circulated around the internet showing American soldiers holding infants. They might be abandoned or orphaned but they are without parents. They tend to cry without ceasing as they face a world of frightening prospects. Off-duty soldiers have volunteered to hold these children to help them feel some sense of security. These are men and women with hearts and souls for helping the helpless. This is a very Godly trait. If you ever struggle to see God in a world that is nearly Godless, look no further than the soldiers comforting the children they hold.
I have not seen God revealed from the fires of a furnace (Daniel 3) or a never exhausting bush. (Exodus 3:2) I have not seen the chariots of fire that Elisha witnessed. (2 Kings 6) But, we can still see God work today. Every time a person is brought to spiritual life in the waters of baptism, we witness the working power of the living God. Whenever a repentant person is restored in their relationship to Jesus through confession, repentance, and prayer we see the spiritual miracle of healing and cleansing. We are told in Romans 1 that man is without excuse as to the existence of God due to the obvious creation that exists. We witness God’s existence and majesty as we take the time to simply peer beyond our own “selves” into the world in which we live.
Habakkuk 3:3-4, … His splendor covers the heavens, and the earth is full of His praise. (4) His radiance is like the sunlight; He has rays flashing from His hand, And there is the hiding of His power.
God’s Word points out the fact that God reveals Himself in many ways to man. His creation, His love and His restoration are just a few examples of His action in the destiny of men’s souls. His ultimate revelation is in His very precious Son – Jesus. (John 14:9) We see God in His Word and in our own relationships with Him and each other. I see Him in every act of kindness and compassion given from one man to another. Anything good that exists in this world is a direct result of His grace toward man. I pray the Lord will help us to see Him in a world of darkness. May He help to obtain hopefulness in this sin-stricken world. Godspeed on your journey.