Romans 8:28: “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”

As long as there are people, we wonder: Is God real? Some see God involved in human history, while others insist that everything happens by pure chance.

If we look at a musical piece and detect arrangement and orchestration, generally we are curious who composed it. It wouldn’t cross our minds that a musical piece just falls from the skies. Somebody had to come up with it. Similarly, the world around us seems arranged and composed in the most intricate way; to me this is pointing to a Creator.

God works in mysterious ways. The mystery of God’s mingling in human affairs has been the object of many heated discussions. If we are on board with having a Creator, the next question would be: do we have a Creator who is interested in His creation? If so, He is part of our lives. If not, He has basically abandoned His creation.

The Creator of the universe is not in the business of providing proof of His existence. He gave us eyes to see and a brain to think. We can put two and two together and come to our own conclusions. However, when it comes to discovering God, we need help. God helps us. He is the one who opens our spiritual eyes. It takes faith to meet God. Those who discover His love will discover His mysterious ways and are struck by His ingenuity and care. God’s ways are amazing; in Him we find a caring Father and an extraordinary Friend.

God becoming a human being and living among us is yet another mystery to grapple with. Suffice to say that Jesus is God’s passionate way of reaching out to humankind on a larger scale. On a personal level, God is reaching out daily to you and me. He can – because He’s God. He reaches out to us because we are always on His mind.

On board a ship we need a compass to navigate. We certainly need a moral compass to navigate through life. Most importantly, we need love to live a good life. Everything will work out in the end if we have the courage to open the door of our heart and let God in. That’s the Good News in a nutshell.

2 Peter 3:10: But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare.

The destruction of one thing gives birth to a new thing. That’s to summarize the purpose of Judgment Day. It is so very challenging to live through this present season of change.  Times are tough, lawlessness seems to increase, love grows cold, planet Earth being ravaged and abused. This is the time when I question my values and purpose.  Am I serving God or self-interest? Is my life about loving God and people or is it all about me?  God is the rock that will get us through the storm.  I cling to Him by clinging to His values and purposes for my life. And in the midst of the storm, let’s not forget hope:  There will be a new heaven and a new earth.  There’s an incredible Life ahead of us!

“Lord, You are my Rock.  I cling to Your Words, they are Words of Life.  I want to see Your face; I want to be close to You.  You will see Your children through the storm.”