The between times…

The existence of God…

Often the time between Christmas and New Years is a time of quiet reflection or mad chaotic gift exchange at the store. Fortunately for us, it’s leaning towards the quieter side. We are with our grand-kids and their parents and our youngest son and his girlfriend. No gifts to exchange, we loved them all.

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“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is by singing loud for all to hear.” So say the elves in “Elf”. We hope you had great times of singing this Christmas. Jesus is the reason for the season, so the angels sang some 2,000 years ago, to the humble shepherds. He is the One we sing about, sing for and worship.  He is God of all that is. He has forever existed before time, matter and space. He is the intelligent designer who made us. There is no greater calling or action available to us than to love Him and be loved by Him.

I saw a video clip the other day about two men in some sort of university debate. A professor asking a Christian apologist to prove the existence of God. The apologist simply said God exists outside of time, space or matter. At His own bidding, He created all three at the same time. For in our current human existence one cannot exist without the other two. Our human thinking and reasoning abilities are not capable of understanding life outside of time, space and matter. So we are limited in our ability to truly understand God in His fullness. But we can see His existence in life all around us.

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Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Look at a simple children’s book.  Cardboard cover, paper edges that don’t cut delicate skin, colorful drawings or pictures and simple text that combine to communicate a basic story.  Could this book have formed by accident? Just fallen from the sky after a lightning bolt? No, a reasonable person would not believe that. A simple book like this would require someone with knowledge and experience to make it. Then look at DNA; 23 pairs of chromosomes so complicated and unique that there isn’t a single strand out of billions and billions that are exactly identical. It has taken mankind thousands of years to develop the supercomputers and microscopes needed in order to begin to understand the complexity of DNA. Yet some believe that DNA just happened by accident, with materials colliding in outer space or an explosion of some sort.  Life, created from nothing. No, a reasonable person would not believe that. Just like the children’s book, there is an intelligent designer who created DNA. Most of the world call Him God.

This is who we worship at Christmas. Jesus / God coming to mankind as a human to show us that He has experienced human life and does understand us.

We who love God and try to follow the teachings of Jesus feel that every person on earth should have the opportunity of a relationship with God. Thus, the desire for Bible translation in all the languages of the world. Much of Wycliffe’s work for the last 75 years is being linked to ScriptureEarth.org to give the people of earth the opportunity to know God, in their individual heart languages. If you could “Like and Share” this article, or this blog, it might help spread the word about ScriptureEarth.org.

Author: jimjudywycliffejourney

Jim and Judy have been with Wycliffe since 1984. They have served in aviation maintenance/management, motorcycle training, recruitment, and facilities maintenance in the US and Africa. They have recently been assigned to a new role in the America's Area, North Region, Scripture Access services team. They will be crisscrossing the USA in a very strategic method making face to face encounters with churches, ministries, Native American communities, Diaspora communities, refugee aid organizations, and individuals, introducing them to www.scriptureearth.org. Through this website, non-English speakers can access scriptures and other resources in their mother tongue language. Would you consider becoming a part of their Wycliffe ministry partnership team? You can join their prayer or financial team by clicking on https://www.wycliffe.org/partner/JimandJudyMcCabe

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