Thursday, January 27, 2011

Acts 26:8

"Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead?"
Acts 26:8

This struck me today because I think that sometimes we don't give God enough credit. :) It is good to remember that God is like us, that we can relate to and love each other, and that we can strive to follow his example and become like him. Sometimes though, I wonder if we go too far and think that somehow God has the same weaknesses and frailties that we do... that surely he'll understand if he just listens to our point of view, or learns to understand the modern world, or could walk in our shoes for a few steps. We believe that miracles happened in the past, but somehow don't have the same faith that they can happen now. The truth is, God knows everything, and doesn't have any mortal frailties. He is perfect, and he actually *has* walked in our shoes because he suffered for us, for our sins and for our sorrows, when he atoned for our sins in Gethsemane and as he died, for us, on the cross. To us, death can be a soul-shaking tragedy. God, to whom death is not an obstacle, can see beyond our tragedy and our pain, and help us triumph over any problem and any loss. Today, let's try to remember the amazingness of God... the miracles and power and incomprehensible knowledge and goodness that we can barely begin to understand. And as we remember all he has done both in the scriptures and in our individual lives, let's give him a little more credit, and try to overcome our earthly blindness and trust in his very much larger perspective.

1 comment:

  1. I think that we spend 1/2 our lives insisting that other people just "don't get it"... (and maybe 100% of the ages 13-17) it is a humbling reminder that truly, He does...


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