The Hoping God

Psalm 14:1-7 (2)

[2] The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.

We are so centered on our feelings, our life and our future that we sometimes overlook matters of significance.  For example, we speak of the God of hope.  What do we mean by that?  He is the God who gives me hope.  That is good.  But we must never forget that God also hopes.  The Psalmist realized this when he said, “The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.”  God was hoping that He would find someone who was spiritually alert.

November 15, 2010 CBS News reported, “ Ten miles from home, a 13-year-old girl was found bound and gagged but alive four days after disappearing with her family. The whereabouts of her mother, brother and another woman remained a mystery, however.”  This almost sounds like a spiritual saga.  Satan has captured a family.  He has bound and gagged them with the entanglements of sin.  But it is God who takes the initiative.  God is out a search and rescue mission.  He has found one, and is looking for the others.  He is calling to them, longing for them, hoping they will hear His voice and respond.

Dr. Gayle Woods

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