“In the past, he let all nations go their own way. Yet he has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their season; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy.” Acts 14:16-17.
Verses chosen from today’s Bible reading: Leviticus 4-6, and Acts 14.
Those who deny that there is a God have a lot of explaining to do!
Those who insist that God is removed from what is going on in our midst have a lot of explaining to do!
God is in our midst. The line, “Yet He has not left himself without testimony,” sets the tone.
The evidences, often taken for granted, include things such as rain and food.
Who is in charge of the weather if it is not God? Without the right assortment of rain and sunshine we would not have food.
Elijah was able to bring rain BUT he did it by being in contact with God. He didn’t ask the weatherman to change his forecast!
Paul and Barnabas, in chapter 14, went nuts when some on hand were treating them as if they were gods. P&S didn’t just say, “Aw, shucks we’re not really that good,” they tore their clothes. That was being ultimately upset in their day. After that act they went on to give full credit to God for everything.
The evidences of God are in our midst. Will we recognize the evidence and give credit to God? He is the one we must be turning to in all situations.
“Lord, You are real. You are here with me. I thank You, as I see snow falling outside, for Your protection. I thank You that You are in charge and that if I trust You then anything that comes along will be Your gift to me. I love You, Father.”
Do you see Him in your midst?