Go, Tell It!
Posted: Thursday, December 15
Verse of the day:
“Who but God goes up to heaven and comes back down? Who holds the wind in his fists? Who wraps up the oceans in his cloak? Who has created the whole wide world? What is his name—and his son’s name? Tell me if you know! (Proverbs 30:4)
If you sit long enough and begin to think about the universe and our human existence, it does not take long for some very big questions to arise. If the universe is as vast as we are discovering, how significant could our lives really be? Is there more out there than what we have previously known?
It seems questioning creation and existence is nothing new. The writer of proverbs shows us that even back over three thousand years ago, people were asking the same questions. The biggest of those questions seems to always center on God’s existence. Does creation have a creator? Does life have a director? Who is pulling the strings behind the weather, the seasons and the whole earth?
I find it interesting that the last question in our verse today simply asks: “What is his name – and his son’ name?” I find it interesting that the questioner is wondering about the existence of God and just assumes that this God would have a son. But sadly, in his day there was no one that could name God’s Son. But that would change.
Each year we celebrate the birth of God’s son. Each year we take time to recognize the birth that changed all of time. In our church musical this year, a young lady is presented with the story of God’s son and in her desire to respond to the love that came on that night in Bethlehem she make the statement, “I did not grow up with this story. What is the babies’ name?”
So many in our world today know of the lights, sounds and songs of the holidays. Yet, they don’t know that this time of year is about more than peace on earth and good will to men. It is really all about a birthday. So make sure you keep an ear open this holiday season for those that have questions. And if you happen to have the answer, make sure and tell them who this God is, and what his son’s name is. Oh yeah, and if you are reading this and you don’t know, his name is Jesus.