Do Not Underestimate God

Brother Tse - Taiwan

Do you know God? Have you experienced God's almightiness? Have you experienced God's love? Have you been chastised by God? If you have not, then do not underestimate God! Philosophers of religion debate whether God exists or not. Each side can cite many reasons. Both sides cannot come to any consensus, as both arguments may have their merits. Still, God's existence cannot be proved or disproved by debate and has nothing to do with logic.

A common belief is that if we cannot detect something with our senses, then it doesn't exist. Yet, this thinking is very arbitrary because there are many things that exist in the world that are outside the range of our senses. Miniscule objects cannot be seen with the human eye but they still exist. The problem is with our eyesight because we could see these tiny objects if we used a microscope. By the same reasoning, although we cannot see God with our own eyes, can we then say that God does not exist? God is spirit and we cannot see Him with our physical eyes. Rather, we require 'special equipment' to experience God's existence and that is our spiritual senses. We have a soul within us. Anyone without a soul is dead whilst anyone with a soul is alive. Our souls and God's spirit have similar characteristics, and are colourless, odourless and not confined by space. Therefore, they have a pathway to connect with each other. So, the eyes of the soul are needed to 'see' God's existence. Open the eyes of your heart and you will be able to see God.

When you are in difficulties, you can pray to God and look upon His face and you will experience God's almightiness. Since God is the creator of all things and has instilled orderliness in all that He has created, He therefore has the power to change nature and produce miracles. God's words are not empty words, and there are no obstacles to whatever He chooses to do. If you do not eat the apple, how can you know whether it is sweet or not? If you do not pray to God, how would you know the extent of God's ability? God's love is higher than the heavens and deeper than the seas.

"The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him." (Psalms 103:8-13)

There was a widow whose only son had died and was being carried out of the city for burial. Jesus saw the widow and showed mercy to her. He told her not to cry, then He ordered the youth to rise from the dead. Jesus knows our difficulties and weaknesses, and He will be moved to compassion. Yet, you should not think that since God is so compassionate, we can take advantage of His grace. Do not underestimate God's righteousness. Whatever you do in the darkness can never be hidden from God. They will be laid out on God's judgement table. All the words you have ever said will be brought out one by one and made public in front of all.

Raise your head and gaze up at the stars in the sky. You will feel that man is so miniscule. Then you will have hope because you will have taken a step further in gradually seeing God's greatness.

extracted from TJC Holy Spirit Monthly #416