The Ultimately Practical God
by Dr. Dan Sharp, Minister of Worship
Have you ever thought very much about how the One who created the universe, so vast, mysterious, and beyond our finite minds’ abilities to comprehend in terms of size alone, also knows what you need in terms of food to eat, something to drink, and clothes to wear? That is hard to imagine!
Stephen Hawking commented in an interview regarding a personal God, “When you look at the vast size of the universe and how insignificant and accidental human life is in it, that seems most impossible.”
God’s care is not a general, “I’ll take care of the world as a whole, but rather, I’ll take care of you as an individual." Granted, my guess is that you haven’t spent much time thinking about what to eat, drink, or wear today, because we simply assume that those needs are taken care of. (But for many people living today, those are concerns and certainly for many who have lived in the past, those needs were foremost in their minds.) But we do have other things which we worry about.
So, where does seeking God’s kingdom fit into your actions today? The Lord is always concerned with the present. He reminds us that “each day has enough trouble of its own.” Focus on today.