Turn to the Living God

WEDNESDAY: Sixth Week of Easter

Acts.17:15.22-18:1/Ps.148:1-2.11-14/Jn.16:12-15


Turn to the Living God


God is omnipresent. His love and his mercy facilitate his presence everywhere simultaneously. His presence fills all heaven and earth (Ps.148). This cosmic hymn of praise assures us, no one can contain the freedom, movements and presence of God. God is larger than the world, our Gothic structures and every earthly shrine constructed by human hands - no matter how well intentioned we may be. God exceeds all things.


Humankind, in life, is always searching a personal god whom they can personalize and confine to a restricted space. The Athenians discovered the contrary. They could not pin him down to their shrine. Even if they did not know the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, yet God was already present among them in spirit. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Heb.13:8) - meaning he is always present among his people.


Today we live in a highly secularized culture - we keep erecting shrines to unknown gods. We hold onto evasive gods while dismissing the presence of the Holy Spirit sent to guide the world in the way of the complete truth. See what is happening to their golden goose, the golden eggs and the towering economic shrines in which modern man invested all their efforts, time, talent and treasure. In the wake of COVID19, all is crumbling. What can we do to save the world and ourselves? Let us do Paul encouraged the Athenians. Turn to the living God.


O God, please turn our gaze toward you. Help us appreciate your love and nearness as our only God of the heavens and the earth.

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