From Pastor Andy:LORD SAVE US FROM OURSELVES: A PRAYER FOR JUSTICE PEACE Ravi Zacharias, a great apologist and champion for the Christian faith passed away on May 19. He penned the following prayer on July 8, 2008 following tragic events in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Dallas which rocked our nation. His words of sorrow and hope were both timely and timeless and fit the nee...Keep Reading
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Psalm 19 shows us that God delights to reveal himself to his people. Theologian Herman Bavinck wrote that “a knowledge of God is available to man only when… God freely chooses to reveal Himself.” As God is infinitely above us, transcendent, unable to be seen, we have no way of knowing him unless he first reveals himself to us. And this same God who is so high and lifted up, is also the God who delights to reveal himself to us.
Psalm 19 tells us that God delights to reveal Himself to us through what we can see and experience in Creation. We can look at what happens day and night; the starry sky, the trees gently blowing in the wind, the might of a summer storm rolling in, and the beauty in the tiniest of creatures found in nature and conclude that if there is a God he must be intelligent, glorious, beautiful, and creative.
But as this world is also so broken, full of loss, pain, suffering, sickness, heartache, divisions and warring, and sin, we could look at all that and not quite know what to think of God. We need something better than just what we can see in Creation.
That is exactly what we have in God’s Word. In God’s Word we see a God who delights to speak to his people and give them exactly what they need for salvation and life in him. God’s Word revives the weary, broken, and needy soul. It heals. It comforts. It encourages. It stirs. It convicts. It makes wise. It causes rejoicing. It produces worship. It gives new life. It is more valuable than anything this world has to offer.
Even more, we see God more perfectly revealed to us in Jesus. When we see and experience Jesus in the Scriptures we are seeing and experiencing the invisible God in all his glory (John 1:18).
While we now need to see God by eyes of faith in his Word, we trust that one day faith will no longer be needed as we see the One the Word reveals to us. May our lives be built upon that Word ever increasingly until that day comes.