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Reflection:

 

Newsweek ran an article entitled, "The Search for the Sacred." It was a typical article, speaking of the search and longing for spiritual truth, without ever mentioning Jesus Christ. What I found most fascinating—and heartbreaking at the same time—is the way people responded to the article in the "Letters to the Editor" section of the following issue:

My parents had open minds and allowed me to explore different teachings and beliefs, rather than stifling me or limiting me to any one path. I'm grateful for that. As a youth, I studied Greek mythology and I read Frazier's The Golden Bow. I then read the Bible from cover to cover after a near-death experience. I have spent my life examining various philosophic and religious beliefs through independent study. And today, I have a deep and significant relationship with the god of my understanding. This writer has obviously rejected the God of creation, having replaced Him with a god of her own creation.

Another wrote:

Although I didn't consciously seek the sacred in my travels during the last five years, I found it—at dawn in the Hong Kong botanical gardens, observing the Chinese practice Tai Chi. I found it on a drizzly morning in a London church listening to a rehearsal of a Mozart selection. I found it at midday in an outdoor Hindu temple in Bali, and at night in the Karnak temple in Luxor, Egypt. I found it in all of those places.

Plato, a renowned Greek philosopher, provided an answer somewhat accidentally when he wrote, "It may be that someday there will come forth from God a logos [Word], who will reveal all mysteries and make everything plain." My friends, Plato's desire has been answered! John 1 says that the logos or Word from God came and revealed Himself to mankind.

John 1:1 says

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." That same Word came into flesh (Jesus).

John 1:14 says

"And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth."

And He died on our behalf so we might be able to have a personal relationship with Him.

Man's journey to search for God ends with . . . Jesus Christ.

Prayer: 

Father, thank You that You have provided the answer for the world's futile searched for God in the Person of Jesus Christ. Thank You that by believing on Him alone, we can have eternal life. I pray to You, in Jesus Name, Amen.  

THE SEARCH FOR THE SACRED

“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”

John 1:14 (KJV)

TODAY'S DEVOTION:    August 03, 2020

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