If God called you on your cell phone, right this minute, would your caller ID know it was God? Would you? Or would it read, “Unknown”?
When the Apostle Paul visited Athens, he came across an alter which had the inscription, “To an unknown god”. It seems as if the locals wanted to cover all of their bases. (Acts 17:23)
Paul went on to introduce them to God by saying:
24-29 “The God who made the world and everything in it, this Master of sky and land, doesn’t live in custom-made shrines or need the human race to run errands for him, as if he couldn’t take care of himself. He makes the creatures; the creatures don’t make him. Starting from scratch, he made the entire human race and made the earth hospitable, with plenty of time and space for living so we could seek after God, and not just grope around in the dark but actually find him. He doesn’t play hide-and-seek with us. He’s not remote; he’s near. We live and move in him, can’t get away from him! One of your poets said it well: ‘We’re the God-created.’ Well, if we are the God-created, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to think we could hire a sculptor to chisel a god out of stone for us, does it?
30-31 “God overlooks it as long as you don’t know any better—but that time is past. The unknown is now known, and he’s calling for a radical life-change. He has set a day when the entire human race will be judged and everything set right. And he has already appointed the judge, confirming him before everyone by raising him from the dead.” Acts 17:24-31 (MSG)
And now you have been introduced to God. Know this, He loves you so very much. More than any of us deserve, yet He does, all the time. If you have not accepted him then know this, He will never stop pursuing you. That’s how crazy God is about you. Accepting God doesn’t promise you a perfect life, but He does promise to get you through it.
God can be known.
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