In the twilight of time I find myself looking for God
A followup to “I have seen the face of God”
Finding God is not always easy unless we know what he looks like. Moses was the first to seek out what this was a bush that burned without being consumed. Of course, Abraham was called by God as the one person to father a great nation. But when Moses approached the burning bush the Lord spoke to him and said; “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Issac, the God of Jacob.” Thus, the journey of releasing the Isralites from slavery in Egypt would begin with Moses answering the mission that ultimately led to the cross on Calvary and the Son of God becoming the ransom to free mankind from eternal death.
Did Abraham or Moses ever see God’s face? “I will make all my beauty pass before you, and in your presence I will pronounce my name, “Lord;” I who show favors to whom I will, I who grant mercy to whom I will. But my face you cannot see, for no man sees me and still lives.” (Ex 33: 19 -20).
Neither Abraham nor Moses could look upon the face of God. Yet, the very essence of both of their sojourns was just as prominent by the obedience to the call and directives given to both men. Here is where we must be open to what the Lord has called each of us to perform as his prophets leading them home. Who are they? The remnant of lost souls, the very ones that Jesus came to search out and save. The only difference between those Jesus sought out and the ones we are called to reach is time. Sin never changes and neither does the need for God’s forgiveness.
Seek and you will find the words of Jesus; “seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you.” (Mt. 7: 33). The answer to finding God is not in looking for a familiar person through facial expressions in order to see him, but in the response to the task given to us to extend the mercy of God through the love we have been given.
Once our example of true love is placed upon souls who are searching for God, their quest is answered through the grace God has given to you and me. Our search is then illuminated and we have found God in our own search.
One last recommendation to finding God is his story written through the Blood of Christ found within the books of the bible. It is a library of his life prepared and printed for you and me.
Ralph B. Hathaway