Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Is Anybody There?

You might be thinking that from this title I am wondering if anyone is reading these blogs. And you would be right. I know I haven’t been consistent in writing a blog each week, nor even each month. Sometimes I wait until I have an inspiration concerning a topic I think is of great importance.
Sometimes I am waiting for the time to write. Sometimes I wonder if anyone is reading this anyway. All of these things become excuses not to write regularly and as such don’t encourage a regular readership, because if I am not writing regularly why should anyone check regularly to see if there is something new?                                                                                                                                  
Seriously, I invite those of you who read these blogs to give me feedback. The site itself makes provision for comments and I would welcome yours. Even just a few words are fine. Also, should you think that the topic is a good one, pass it on to others, letting them know what you think. This
writer’s goal is to write things that are relevant to people in the society in which we live, encouraging them to place their faith and trust in the God of the Bible and to encourage believers to strengthen their walk with Him. But as I write, is anyone there?
But apart from myself and these blogs, there is another sense to this same question, “Is anybody there?” We live our lives with all kinds of deep and meaningful questions. We live and work and do and wonder what it is all about. Is there any meaning, any purpose, to what we do? Does anybody
really care? Our lives pass on in such a short span of time, will anybody remember? Is there any lasting significance to what we do? Is there Anybody there?
History books are full of people who have attempted great things to leave their mark on this world. Some have been successful and some have not. Some are known for good some for evil. We hear rumors about those currently who behind the scenes are attempting to manipulate the
political and economic scene to make a society that conforms to their ideals. Sometime is appears that chaos is just around the bend. And so things continue, this search for significance. And all the while we see a world in turmoil with events happening so quickly that things seem on the verge of getting completely out of hand. And we ask, “Is Anybody there? Does Anybody see?”
I know that this blog so far is very pessimistic. In fact, if from what you have read so far you may be wondering how this writer even bothered to get up this morning and why he bothers to write. You may even be wondering why you are bothering to read all this. But, there is a reason to keep on doing the things we do. There is hope for this world. There is Somebody there.
There is a Book that tells us of this Somebody. It begins with, “In the beginning God…” As written so many time before in these blogs, there is no attempt to prove God’s existence. This book just states it. That’s how it is with us. We need to start somewhere. Will we trust the God of the Bible or not? If we do He gives us a sense of significances we do not know otherwise. He is not only there, but He cares about us He sent His Son to take our place on a cruel Cross of execution, to pay our debts, so we can be reconciled to Him (John 3:16).
I've heard it said, "How can an intelligent thinking person believe in God?" To this I respond, "How can an intelligent thinking person not take God up on His challenge to prove that He is by taking Him up on His promises (Malachi 3:10). God has promised to make you a child of His if you will only receive Him (John 1:12). The only way to know for sure is to take Him at His word. Ask Him into your life. When you do so you'll know the answer to the question, "Is anybody there?"
With all the happenings we see around us, with all the horrifying things we see in this world, we understand, God is there. He sees. He cares. He cares about me. He even invites me into a personal relationship with Him where He adopts me as His child . All is not futile. There is a reason to get up in the morning. God is there.

1 comment:

  1. All is not futile. There is a reason to get up in the morning. God is there.