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Lost Crusader #190 Faith Comes By Hearing

“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament sheweth his handiwork…there is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.”

Psalm 19

Step away from the dull haze of city lights to a night sky lit only by an innumerable company of stars. Leave the concrete jungle behind and climb into the pine-scented mountains. When you arrive, stop, be still, look, and listen. God is speaking.

“He that has ears to hear, let him hear.”

The idea of God comes easily when gazing out on the awe-inspiring beauty of our world and the stars beyond. We cannot linger there long before life begins to call us away. Duties, jobs, and commitments have their voices too. Sadly, admiring God’s handiwork does not supply us with food or shelter. (Though God has been known to send ravens by with food.)

We must leave, but we do not have to leave God there. That look into God’s creation is only a seed. The decision about what grows from it is left to us. God has in mind a life that He desires for us. He wants the best for us. However, He will not force it upon us.

I will tell you this, the seed of belief is not enough. Neglected, it will not grow, it will not flower and bear fruit. You believe in God—so does the devil. I dare say Lucifer’s belief in God is stronger than yours. Yet, no one thinks the devil is the better for his belief.

It is an all too handy God that can be left behind in the woods to inspire us when we deign to visit or call upon Him in times of distress. Such a God will not intrude when we want to do something shady and if He should, He is easily brushed aside as too judgmental.

Read on into the psalm, the revelation of God displayed in His creation is also a warning. The Creator is not neutral nor indifferent. The awe-inspired glance is not to be simply admired. It is to be acted upon.

“Come unto me, all ye that labor and, are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”


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