Many have wonder if God truly exists and if so where would God be in such a violent world. But the world today is no more violent then the world of our history and yet God was present. Yet many of my griends feel God, if there is such a thing, has abandoned the world. But i disagree. I would argue that to see God one must first know where to look. That is not to say just in the Bible, which is a good place to begin,but to look outside the box and see God in the beauty that surrounds every square inch of life. I, like many before me, believe God reveals God in all aspects of creation. Many faithful Christians believe this knly reduces God to an informal and impersonal relationship. But again I disagree. Jesus taught whenever you see someone in need you also see God. I would push that way of thinking as far out of the box to include our environment; making it all the more important for us to protect this great creation and care for everything that is in it. Why? Because God is there. We are called to glorify God always, not simply once a week during a worship service. Always and everywhere we are called to glorify and give thanks because God is always and everywhere.
In his book The Three Faces of Jesus: How Jews, Christians, and Muslims See Him, Josef Imbach writes, "Again and again the orthodox Jew asks himself this question; Where can God be found? The Hasidic Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Kozk (1783-1859) has given an answer that is worth reflection: "Whereever one invites him to come,he is there."
I think that is a worthy thought to ponder while seeking to find God in a violent world.
An ex-copywriter turned punk rock pastor and peacemaker who dedicates his life to making the world a better place for all humanity.
"that they all might be one" ~John 17:21
“Prius vita quam doctrina.”
~ St. Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274)
* “Life is more important than doctrine.”