The sign to the right is one I see when I stop at Sam’s to purchase gasoline. Every time I see it, I think of the way it is worded. Evidently the pumps have the ability to see. Look at the directive words: stay outside of the vehicle in view of fueling nozzle.
The ability to see and comprehend were synonomous with Sam Walton. While he was creating his empire, his competitors thought the Wizard of Walmart was all seeing and all knowing. What was hyperbole concerning Sam, is an accurate depiction of God.
There are three terms that define God, and each begins with the prefix omni. They are: Omnipotence: God is all powerful; Omniscience: God is all knowing; and, Omnipresence: God is fully present everywhere at the same time.
These characteristics of God are comforting to me. They tell me that God has all power, all knowledge, and He is always present.
Let me pose a question about our never absent God: Has it ever occured to you that nothing has ever occured to God? He is aware of all things; comprehends all things; and, He never has a need to acquire new knowledge.
There are those among the naysayers who would try to refute my beliefs with a question: What happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object? While they suppose this hypothetical event would limit God, their argument collapses on itself.
If an irresistible force ever met an immovable object and the object moved, it would not be immovable. On the other hand, if the object did not move, the force would not be irresistible.
The more I come to know God, the more I find myself agreeing with Moses—Our God is awesome! With this attribute in mind, I encourage you to take a moment to listen to this song: Our God is an Awesome God.
This song always blesses me with thoughts worth thinking.
2 thoughts on “Signs of the Times”
The three links below will shed a little more light on today’s topic. I have placed them here primarily for the use my students as part of an assignment.
I remember reading Rabbi Kushners’ book, “When Bad things happen to good people” as he delved into the book of Job and said Job wrestled with two things that we wrestle with: 1. Is God all powerful; 2. Is God all good. Kushner said only one of them could be true.
But thanks for reminding us that God is both; all powerful and all good. Just because we don’t understand it doesn’t mean its not true. Thanks again, Stan.