Okay.here it goes. After a long delay I have finally decided to write this
out, at midnight. Sort of like a poem but not.
So many people say, "Seeing is believing! And I can't believe in God
because I can't see Him!!" He is everywhere, is always present, it is just
a matter of where to look. You want to see God? Listen to this.
Everyday I wake up. Sure, an ordinary thing right? But I look out my
window and I see a world, so spectacular that it takes your breath away.
How many of us like to watch the sunrise? It is one of the most
spectacular sights on this planet earth. It seems as though all the beauty
in the world is manifested in those orange rays of light, shining like
beacons over the next mountain ahead. Then you hear the birds whistling,
singing with joy that is undefined, not to be simply understood by those
few noises. Daily you walk through this world and wonder, as have I, "What
was the ground like thousands of years ago, right here in this very spot?
What would it be like to stand in open fields, grass swaying gently in the
breeze, the rays of the sun not long before risen, shining down on you
filling you with gladness to be alive. You look at the sky; see its never-
ending vastness, the beauty of something so simple. This is where you can
find God for David sang his praises to His creator and said, "The heavens
tell the glory of God. The skies display His marvelous craftsmanship."
And with that you can just imagine, the care, the love, it took to mold
each and every one of those hills and mountains, to mold them just right so
that they would be beautiful to all.
You take your morning shower and you feel alive, it is good to be alive.
You can feel the power to take on the day rushing through you, and just
maybe, if you have woken up on the right side of the bed, you know that
that day will be wonderful. How can it not be? Because the day is what
you make of it and what He makes of it, for he knew that day would come and
with it, joy and peace. David sang of it, "You saw me before I was born
and schechuled each day of my life before I began to breathe. Every day
was recorded in your book!" Here we find the Lord, in the everyday joy of
living on this earth and being able to live.
But what about those days, you know, the days when life, to put it simply;
sucks, what are you going to do with yourself on those days. You sit and
lie around because life can't get much worse. Your girlfriend/boyfriend
dumped you, you failed and exam, lost your job. But here we see Him also,
because He is everywhere. Throughout every bit and piece of struggle we go
through, He knows what is going on, He knows how to help you cope, how to
help you deal with life when it seems that you can't do it on your own.
What did God say to Jeremiah His prophet, to tell the people of all the
ages? He said, " 'Do not worry, for I know the plans I have for you,' said
the Lord, 'they are plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you
hope and a future." So we see Him, working through our lives, and not
matter what, you can know that it is going to turn out for the best. Out
of all of your struggles, all your pain, all your torment, something great
is coming, and in that hope we see Him, even in the worst of days.
But it is not only in our own lives we see God working, it is through the 6
billion people on this planet earth, each and every one of them a living,
breathing, craft of His hands. What else can be so complex but the human
being, and yet he has all of our blue prints, stored away in some filing
cabinet. He doesn't need them though, because he knows them by heart. You
can walk down any busy street in some unlabeled city, and know that he is
present, through His work. How great is the human life, to great for us to
understand because all of it, every tiny detail is in the reflection of
Him. So God created people in His own image; God patterned them after
Himself; male and female, he created them. Even without seeing you, the
people who read this, I know that you yourself are a living testimony to
Wait! There's more to it! What about all those people out there? What
besides the fact of their being presents God's glory? The way they act. I
can see Him in every youth group across the nation, across the world, youth
on FIRE for Him and His word. They go out into the community and
revolutionize the world, one step at a time. I tell you the story, the
story of a teenage girl, who on one unlucky day happened to be in the wrong
place at the wrong time. That morning two madmen went on a rampage through
the school, shooting all the people in their paths. They change the world,
but not in the way that they hoped. They entered into the library and
asked one girl, "Do you believe in God?" And with one fatal word, she was
killed on the spot, never again to see the light of day. That one word
was, "yes." I think that almost anyone saw that God was in that room that
day, and took that girl back to His heavenly home. As one of my favorite
It's the song of the redeemed
Rising from the African plain
It's the song of the forgiven
Drowning out the Amazon rain
The song of Asian believers
Filled with God's holy fire
It's every tribe, every tongue, every nation,
A love song born of a grateful choir
Case and point, God is present all over this world. Men and women are
bringing the Good News into the deepest parts of the world and people are
learning of God and are praising Him for it. You can see Him in a man, a
man who had a dream, a dream that his children would grow up alongside
white children. We see Him in every walk of life in every inch of this
world, and it is undeniable. People all the way from the age of teens to
people 102 years old are singing His praises and they are going to resound
through the ages. Even people who deny the existence of God acknowledge
the fact that there is a belief in God and as long as there is a belief, a
shred of hope is still there, the Lord is still there.
But the truth of the matter is, and it all winds down to this. The most
revealing and most glorious display of God is through and event that
happened 2000 years ago. Jesus Christ, some would say he was just a man,
was the most influential person in history, ask anyone, they know who he
is. He claimed to be God and you know what happened to Him??? He was
beaten, tortured to the last instance of death, and nailed to a cross and
died. To the end he refused to admit he was wrong. This is our greatest
display, the most wonderful thing to show God because Jesus himself was God
in the flesh. God was there through every excruciating whip lash on the
back of that man. Every drop of blood, He was there. Through all the
humiliation, the jeering laughs of critics He was there. The moment he had
those nails driven through him, binding him to the symbol that would give
millions hope, He was there. Through every bit of suffering, unbearable,
wicked, inhuman suffering, God was there, giving hope. He was there
sacrificing His son so that every one of us would be saved. In this is our
greatest joy, our greatest hope and greatest faith.
Think about this:
For God so loved the world, that He gave His ONLY SON so that EVERYONE WHO
BELIEVES IN HIM would not perish, but have ETERNAL LIFE.
He is with me every night as I pray. He is with me as I pray that this
world would not perish but have eternal life and that everyone would come
to know Him as so many others and I do; LOVE. Every night I pray that He
makes Himself seen in everything no matter how small it is. And so I say
this prayer to Him as I write this.
Lord all you do, make yourself be known to everyone who wants to believe.
Help every single person on this earth to know more about you and your
love. Let them never be in the dark, but always lead them with your holy
light. Bless us all as we go out into this world, your children. Always
let us know that you love us no matter what, that your son died on a cross
and rose again because you love us so much. Help us never to forget that,
EVER!! It is to you I pray, AMEN.