Wednesday, October 30, 2002

2 Corinthians 4:3

"But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost."
2 Corinthians 4:3

This is really interesting... it's like we're tourists going to a new country... and we're supposed to find this city (Zion?) on the map, where our friends live or where we're meeting the tour group or whatever, and we search and search for it for a couple of minutes, and then we give up and say, "whoops... must not exist" and go somewhere else instead.  We have the weirdest tendency to think if we can't find the gospel, or God, after looking sporadically and incompletely, and while our attention is elsewhere... then it and he must not be there.  We get lost in other things, in addictions or distractions of whatever kind, and we can't see the path, let alone the end goal.  The thing is, though... God is never lost.  The gospel isn't something that God has ever tried to hide.  It is only hidden to us when we choose to close our eyes to the beauty and the wonder of the world around us.  When we're driving blindfolded... not looking at the highway signs or the billboards, or anything.  If we're sincere about looking, God is always there, right at the other end of a prayer, ready to answer our questions or help us get through the next stage of our lives.

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