“Happy are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God, who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them; who keeps faith forever; who executes justice for the oppressed; who gives food to the hungry.” vss. 5-7a
It is true that we can’t know God–our little minds are limited when it comes to the divine. But that doesn’t mean we have to remain speechless! Like the psalmist we find value in connecting with the God of our ancestors, the Creator God who continues to sustain and replenish all things. It is this God to whom we pray and whose Spirit enriches and guides our lives. This God is not morally neutral but has a decided preference for the oppressed and the broken. It is this God who comes to us and who defines our purpose and mission in the world, which is why people all around the world have dedicated their lives to causes that reach out to the poor and the hungry. This is why even hardened hearts are opened in this season of sharing. Somehow in all the glitz and glamor, people sense that there is a higher purpose for life and give generously to provide food for the hungry. Our mission is not complicated, and even if our minds can’t comprehend God, we are blessed when we join Jesus in living for others. He “got” God and, even when we can’t, joy comes our way when we become involved with him in serving and loving.
Thought for the Day: Who is my God?