Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The God of the living

I had to read through this chapter several times to figure out what I could learn about God's character. Several of the parables are really interesting but are more about us than about Him. Finally, I stopped on this verse:

I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.
God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.
Matthew 22:32

I can't exactly put my finger on why this text is so awe-inspiring to me. Maybe because God is the same throughout history. He is the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and Jacob. Not was, but is. From generation to generation, God is the same.

He cares about the living. God cares about me. And you.

We have hope in a future life. Death is not the end. God is the God of those who have died but they will live again. If we choose to accept Him, death is not permanent. We can live again and live with Him!

Father, thank You for being my God. Thank You for being the same throughout history, for being Someone we can rely on and trust. Please help me to remember that You are eternal. Thank You for the hope that this life is not the end, that there is still more to come. Thank You for making that possible for anyone who chooses. Amen.


Ordalyn said...

What an inpirational blog! Sharing the truth of God's word. I share as well when the spirit speaks through me to whom he would have me to share with. He say if he be lifted up, he will draw men unto him. Keep sharing. I been following you for quite sometimes.
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Missie said...

So true! I am glad that he brought you to that verse!