God Is With Us


A reading for Wednesday, August 12, 2020: Acts 17:16-34.

"What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you."

There is a current running just under the surface of everything we know. It's not always easy to see, and many of us go about our coming and going without any sense of something greater than ourselves. We fill our days with endless busyness and distractions, unaware that the God of the universe is as close as the beating of our very own heart. Each moment of life, a gift of the Almighty.

This is the truth of the gospel. God came down to us, and dwells with us right where we are. In this moment, and the next, God is with us.

Paul visited Athens, the center of all intellectual and philosophical thought in the ancient world. He wandered the city, observing all the comings and goings of the people of the city. He visited the many religious symbols and ways people made sense of the world around them. 

Then he came with a Word!

The God of the universe is that which you think is unknown. God is not unknown, but is to be found in the person and mission of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Who came down to us so we don't have to try and reach up to God. God is with us, said Paul.

Today, you will come and you will go. You will work and you will study. You will enjoy successes and you will likely endure failures. 

Never forget. God is with us, in all of it. Thanks be to God!



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