03 July 2015

Figuring Out God – In Disguise

Greetings Dear Reader,

God hides himself.  He does so because he wants us to have faith.   I get that this is a challenge for many.  I cannot explain why God set things up this way but he has.  One of the things this affords him is the opportunity to hide and see how we interact with him.

Jesus made it clear that how we treat others is how we treat him.  Whomever we think of as least of his brothers are worthy of our compassion and kindness.  We are supposed to treat strangers well.  We are required to tend to their needs.

God does not need anything.  He loves people who do.  He counts on his followers to care for them.  If we want to understand who God is then we must realize that he can be seen in those in need.

The compassion we show is vital to understanding God.  Realizing where they are and their needs helps us realize who we are relative to him.  We can do nothing for ourselves relative to our souls.  If I hope to see God clearly I must see him in the people how have the deepest needs.

I cannot hope to figure who God is without obeying his command to see him in those in need.

Distressing Disguise – Michael Card

He is in the pain, He is in the need
He is in the poor, we are told to feed
Though He was rich, for us He became poor
How could He give so much, what was it for?

In His distressing disguise
He waits for us to surmise
That we rob our brothers by all that we own
And that's not the way He has shown

Every time a faithful servant serves
A brother that's in need
What happens at that moment is a miracle indeed
As they look to one another in an instant it is clear
Only Jesus is visible for they've both disappeared

He is in the hand that reaches out to give
He is in the touch that causes men to live
So speak with your life now as well as your tongue
Shelter the homeless, take care of the young

In His distressing disguise
He hopes that we'll realize
That when we take care of the poorest of them
We've really done it to Him

Wishing you joy in the journey,

Aramis Thorn
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”

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