People from all over the earth grapple with the God-factor wondering whether He exists at all and if so how to approach Him. There is an endless array of protocol performed in all religions of the world. It’s the human cry for nearness to the Head of Creation that motivates any religion. To feel the need to connect with God is as old as humankind. Somehow we live on this planet called Earth with all its amazing resources, and yet we feel abandoned, sort of like Kevin alone in the house. The 1990 John Hughes blockbuster “Home Alone” depicted an eight-year-old troublemaker who is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.
Home alone – that’s our mantra. We cry out to the Creator of the universe and pray: “God, please talk to us. God come down to Earth and help us. God, please favor us. God, please protect us. God, please intervene!” These are universal prayers. All of creation sighs. In their language the birds in the air, the predators in the bush and the trees in the jungle cry out to its creator. All creation sings when the feet of the Lord God touch the Earth as written in the book of Psalms (Psalm 96:12):
“Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them;
let all the trees of the forest sing for joy. “
There is a universal longing that God should come home and make things right. God on Earth is not a new concept. For example, the Egyptian Pharaohs of old are known to have established a government exclusively run by the Sons of God – at least that’s how they advertised it. Looking around, there are many religions advertising that God comes down in human form. We crave nearness. We don’t want God to be remote. We want to reach out and touch Him.
God has many names, the one I love the most is Emmanuel – translated from the Hebrew language: God with us. One of God’s finest features is His mercy. He just can’t help but reaching out to us. Around the world people are seeking to get in touch with the Almighty. Trying too hard, they are really breaking down an unlocked door. As a matter of fact, Heaven’s door is already wide open.
The name “Yeshua” (English: Jesus) means translated “God saves”. We are no longer home alone because God saves. He does all the dirty work. He is the One who restores the communication. He is the One who comes home. We are not contributing anything to make that happen. We may come up with clever methods and build elaborate temples, but all of these efforts are really show-offs – trying to break in Heaven’s door which is already wide open. God saves. God speaks. Our part is to listen up.
The Holy Spirit is poured out for us and God’s Spirit is at work everywhere. The secret to successfully navigating through life lies in receiving God’s signals and walking with Him.