A Consecrated Life

Yesterday, my Sunday school lesson was about seeing God in Creation and understanding the heart of God in what he has made and written (Creation, Scripture, humanity). God is evident in Creation, even though many deny it because we don’t want to face the truth. God’s existence and presence among us is just assumed in Scripture as it starts with the words, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” God is evident in humanity because we have a conscience that testifies to moral absolutes rooted in God, and because of that proverbial “God-shaped hole that exists in all of us.”

Eva and I are extremely blessed to be a part of our church family. Just last night, I had the opportunity to have a long conversation with a Christian brother, and through it, I was able to see into his heart. Last night, I got to see again how God is present in redeemed humanity. What I saw as he shared with me was a love for God and man that was supernatural. His life and service inspire me.

I thought of him as I read this passage from “The Imitation of Christ” this morning:

“How joyful and pleasant a thing it is to serve God! It is by serving him that man becomes truly free and holy. How blessed is the lot of those who serve God in the religious life! Such a life makes man the equal of Angels, pleasing to God, terrible to devils, and a model for all the faithful. How enviable, how desirable is the service of God!”