How Great is Our God?
Do we recognize God's presence in our lives? When you think about God, is He actively working within your life? Maybe someone to talk to, confide in, to worship, a friend, a Father? There are many different interpretations and beliefs on who God is in the world, and this debate is a part of past, present and future. The thing that many people fail to realize is that God is both a part of the world, but beyond the world, omnipotent, all-knowing, in other worlds, beyond our very language. To come to grasps with this more, here's a metaphor that one of my professors used: Jk Rowling writes the Harry Potter novels, and in them, we think Dumbledore is the all-knowing character of the story, however, is he really? Jk Rowling would be the one who is all-knowing, creating the characters, deciding what they will do, not one in the story, yet a part of it as creator, yet beyond it's world. It's a helpful way to think about God, author of everything, working within it, yet beyond it.
Today's Gospel states:'And when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennes'aret, and moored to the shore. And when they got out of the boat, immediately the people recognized him, and ran about the whole neighborhood and began to bring sick people on their pallets to any place where they heard he was. And wherever he came, in villages, cities, or country, they laid the sick in the market places, and besought him that they might touch even the fringe of his garment; and as many as touched it were made well'(Mark 6:53-56).
In today's Gospel, we hear how everyone wanted to see Jesus, to touch him, be near him. They could feel his importance, believing in his oneness with God, the Father. Think about the Harry Potter-author metaphor. We sometimes try too hard to understand, to know God, to know our future path, that it consumes our lives, takes over. The most we can do is try to be good, to follow the laws, to share the Good News to others, to be like Dumbledore in the story, all-knowing yet not. However, though we may not know God, it is important to trust and have faith that His path for us is Good, in every sense of the word. Take some time to ask God to let you be accepting of His goodness in your life.
Today's prayer comes from 'pray with me' a prayer for God's goodness:
Oh gracious and heavenly father. I come meek and humble as I know how. Declaring and decreeing for all your children. You said in your word you would never leave us nor forsake us. Father God I just want to say Thank You right now. Father God you are a god that can not lie.
Father God I ask that plead the blood of Jesus right now.With out you god we are nothing. I thank you for being a god that never changes. You said in your word father what ever we ask in prayer and believe we shall receive. The devil gets no Victory here. We bind and cast him back to the pits of hell from which he came. I humbly pray for favor and increase for all.
Whatever there situation and desires are father God I ask that you loose the chains that have them bound and pour out there blessings. These and all blessings I pray Amen and Amen. Make this day and Everyday the best day of your life. Amen.