Picking Up Signals

“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge.” Psalm 19:1

I think if we’re honest with ourselves, we have all felt like God is hiding from us at some point in our lives. As I read through the Bible, I am always struck by how just much honest human emotion is in the Scripture.

As you may know, the Bible was written by real people, with real problems, in real space and time to other people with real problems. God did not give us a dull textbook. He gave us a book full of human emotion and experiences. The Psalms are a great example of this. In psalm 22:2, David cries, “O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer…” If the Bible ended with this verse, this would be a scary thought because it would mean that we are left to take care of ourselves.

But, God is NOT hiding from us and this verse is a wonderful picture of this.

The psalmist says, “The heavens declare the glory of God and the sky proclaims His handiwork.” Some would argue that God created everything and then he turned and walked away. However, this psalm gives us the picture of an active and living God who is revealing Himself everyday.

Think about how a radio works. The signals are passing over our heads all the time but we need a radio antenna to dial in the frequency. If the antenna is broken, the signal cannot come in. Sin has broken the antenna of our hearts and it causes us to miss the signals God is broadcasting about himself.

The problem is not the signal not being sent, the real problem is our hearts. That’s why Ezekiel 11:19 reads, “I will remove the heart of stone from their flesh and give them a heart of flesh…” The Gospel of Jesus changes our hearts so we can once again pick up the signals we were created to hear.

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