February 21, 2018
Psalm 22:27-31 … “Posterity will serve him; future generations will be told about the Lord, and proclaim his deliverance to a people yet unborn, saying that he has done it.” vs. 30-31
There are those who consider that one day the people of the earth will have had enough of God and be done with primitive origin stories. For them, it’s a matter of maturity and once science has revealed all its secrets, humanity will have come of age and God will be consigned to the trash heap of history. The psalmist would have considered such notions completely bizarre—and not only because he lived over 2000 years ago—he would have been incredulous because he knew that we can’t dismiss God so easily. Without God, existence itself is unfathomable. Without God there is no possible reason for us to even be alive, unless we consider that life is accidental and without purpose. Of course our understandings of God will change from generation to generation, particularly as we become aware of the sublime intricacies of the universe and the interconnectedness of all things. But just because we know about black holes and biblical writers didn’t proves nothing. It certainly doesn’t obviate God as the ground of all being. Future generations will continue to seek guidance and direction from the Spirit of God. Parents will keep on instructing their children in the practices of worship and prayer. And we’ll all still struggle to find adequate answers for the travails of life. We’ll never outgrow our need for God!
Thought for the Day: How has my understanding of God changed?