Knowing God

I wrote a post on my other blog, where I post pictures of my kids for their grandparents, about my thoughts at Easter. They really are for any day of the year. Here they are:

The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else. From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’ Acts 17:24-28

This is really the story of Easter. Because Jesus died and rose again, we have the opportunity to seek God and find Him! He is “not far from each one of us,” and waits for us to reach out to Him. It is not about religion or certain rules or rituals different denominations follow. It’s not about politics and who you vote for. It’s not about being a hypocrite or being self-righteous and condemning others. It’s about believing in God and understanding that He wants you to know Him, just like you can know someone else, and have a relationship with Him. And because He wants you to know Him, I believe that if you seek Him at all, He will let you see Him. It might not be immediate, but it will happen and you will know that it could only be God.

I am continually amazed that I can know God! And that He knows me and loves me and wants to have a relationship with me! I hope you are amazed by that, too. If I can help you in the journey of getting to know God, please contact me! Email me at coribaum {at} yahoo {dot} com