Longing for Fellowship
We speak of God as the immortal, invisible, all-wise God. This string of attributes gives some comfort and no small amount of dismay.
That God is immortal makes me glad. It means simply that He cannot and therefore will never die. I need not worry that He will ever wear out or be replaced. His throne is established forever. He reigns eternally in His omnipotence. That is good news for a perishing humanity.
I rejoice also that He is all-wise. This sets Him apart from every man. It was Aristotle who taught that in the brain of every wise man could be found the corner of the fool. There is no foolish corner in the mind of God. I find solace in the certain truth that the One who rules the affairs of the universe is not given to blunders or lapses into incompetency. I rejoice in God’s wisdom and in His everlasting power.
It is His persistent invisibility that saddens me. It is difficult for sensual creatures to enjoy fellowship with One who cannot be seen, heard, tasted, touched, or smelled. God remains beyond my senses. How then, can I ever relate to Him with intimacy? My heart longs for fellowship with Him. I long to hear His voice as the sound of many waters and to catch one glimpse of His refulgent glory.
Coram Deo: Living in the Presence of God
Does your heart beat with a passion to hear the voice of God? Would you sell every possession to be able to walk in a garden alone with Jesus?
For Further Study
Psalm 107:9: “For He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness.”
Psalm 119:174: “I long for Your salvation, O Lord, and Your law is my delight.”
Psalm 116:2: “Because He has inclined His ear to me, therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live.”
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