Thursday, September 09, 2004

Something shared by a proud daddy ... consider this a virtual refrigerator

Sarah had a assignment for her "World View" class to write about God. Here is the result:

The approachability of God is the most awesome thing in the entire universe. Spending time talking to Him is possible no matter what you are doing, whether it be washing dishes, riding in the car or just sitting; He’s always available. You do not have to wait around and pass the time until bedtime just to talk to Him. He is waiting and ready to listen. Even if it is the middle of the night you need not worry about waking Him for "He will neither slumber nor sleep," (Psalms 121:4). Not only that, but He really cares. Since He wants to know how you feel and what you need, no matter how small or unimportant, go ahead and ask for help finding your missing shoe; nothing is too small, "Look at the birds of the air; your heavenly Father feeds them," (Matthew 6:26a). If God cares that much for birds, then surely He will help you find your shoe. He cares if you have had a bad day or if you have had a great day, and He wants you to tell him about it. So majestic is He, but He still takes time to hear each of us individually out of the 6 billion people on this earth. It does not matter to Him if you are smart or not, or what you financial status is or where you live. He hears you the same whether you live in the African jungle or the White House.

God’s approachability is the result of His son, Jesus, dying on the cross. If He had not died then our ability to talk to God would be clouded by sin. Without Jesus’ death, which He died for us, we would be lost for all of eternity "For the wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23a). For we can not earn our way to heaven, but Jesus paved the away for us when He took our sins, "That while we were still sinners Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8) that we might be with him forever, "For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as result of works, that no one should boast," (Ephesians 2:8, 9). God’s availability is the most incredibly amazing thing about God and unselfish death of Jesus so that we might live with Them all of eternity.

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