I need answers regarding the missing God whom we eagerly worship.
- Is God out there or possibly hiding somewhere in here?
- If so, why must we suffer unable to find His godlike peace?
- Isn’t there a slice of Heaven in world for us?
Ironically as I type this, cardinals are in Vatican electing another pope (politics, favoritism, looks, how good the new pope can hide child abuse charges, among other trivial faculties, almost as fake as a beauty pageant). Maybe these few asexual men have enough of this thing that I crave for called faith.
- Could religion be a sham?
- Or worse yet, is our faith the Word of God so twisted beyond recognition?
In any case, today’s Lent devotional comes from Jeremiah 17:19-27, which I am not quite sure what it means.
“19 Thus said the Lord unto me; Go and stand in the gate of the children of the people, whereby the kings of Judah come in, and by the which they go out, and in all the gates of Jerusalem; 20 And say unto them, Hear ye the word of the Lord, ye kings of Judah, and all Judah, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, that enter in by these gates: 21 Thus saith the Lord; Take heed to yourselves, and bear no burden on the sabbath day, nor bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem; 22 Neither carry forth a burden out of your houses on the sabbath day, neither do ye any work, but hallow ye the sabbath day, as I commanded your fathers. 23 But they obeyed not, neither inclined their ear, but made their neck stiff, that they might not hear, nor receive instruction. 24 And it shall come to pass, if ye diligently hearken unto me, saith the Lord, to bring in no burden through the gates of this city on the sabbath day, but hallow the sabbath day, to do no work therein; 25 Then shall there enter into the gates of this city kings and princes sitting upon the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, they, and their princes, the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem: and this city shall remain for ever. 26 And they shall come from the cities of Judah, and from the places about Jerusalem, and from the land of Benjamin, and from the plain, and from the mountains, and from the south, bringing burnt offerings, and sacrifices, and meat offerings, and incense, and bringing sacrifices of praise, unto the house of the Lord. 27 But if ye will not hearken unto me to hallow the sabbath day, and not to bear a burden, even entering in at the gates of Jerusalem on the sabbath day; then will I kindle a fire in the gates thereof, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem, and it shall not be quenched.” (Jeremiah 17:19-27 KJV)
GOD, I KEEP SEARCHING AND DON’T SEE YOU.
WHERE IN BLAZES ARE YOU HIDING?