God wishes to be known by men…

“God wishes to be seen and to be known by men.”

From my morning reading in “The Letters of John and Jude”, Daily Study Bible Series, by William Barclay.

York Chapter House by Lawrence OP
York Chapter House, a photo by Lawrence OP on Flickr.

Looking around the universe, I personally cannot imagine how it could exist without a creator.  However, that doesn’t mean that the Creator would have to be interested in me, or even aware of me.  My faith in God the Father, God who reaches out to His children, is very precious to me.  It is important that He does not simply want us to see Him, but to KNOW Him.  And we can only do that by striving to bring out the ways in which we were created in His image, like creativity, love for others, appreciation of beauty, service to others.

 

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One thought on “God wishes to be known by men…

  1. rhekelley says:

    “When I look at thy heavens, the work of thy fingers,
    the moon and the stars which thou hast established;
    what is man that thou art mindful of him,
    and the son of man that thou dost care for him?” Psalm 8:3-4

    I agree it is awesome (not in the 1990’s meaning of the term!) that God wants to be known by us. And that He so graciously shares Who He Is through His Word, the created world, His work in our lives and our relationships.

    “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God, and so we are!” I John 3:1

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