Is God Too Busy?
“Give thanks to Him who alone does mighty miracles. His faithful love endures forever.”
In recent times, there seems to be popular discussions from people inside and outside the pulpit regarding whether God is too busy to be intimate and involved in a person's personal life.
As a Christian, does that remark rest well within you? How would that remark rest within a person who has experienced a miracle? Do you believe that God loves you that much that He cares enough to be intimately involved in your personal life, or do you believe that He is too busy?
A.B. Simpson wrote: “If we have seen the miraculous working of God in some marvelous case of healing or some extraordinary providential deliverance, I am sure the thing that has impressed us most has been the quietness with which it was all done, the absence of everything spectacular and sensational, and the utter sense of nothingness which came to us as we stood in the presence of this mighty God and felt how easy, it was for Him to do it all without the faintest effort on His part or the slightest help on ours.” Do I dare hint that because of worldly busyness the “miraculous working of God” may not be noticed?
Have you ever met a person that when you met them for the first time you could feel God's presence and love in your innermost being? Unbeknownst to them they radiated His presence and love. You immediately wanted to spend more time with them. Was God too busy to be involved in this first-time meeting?
Rabbi Marc Gellman wrote: “I have no problem understanding how a moment of ordinary time can be suddenly penetrated by a moment of sacred time. I understand how God can enter a person's life and change everything for the better”.
Two examples in the Bible of God's love and intimate involvement in a person's life are: (1) in the Book of Matthew when Jesus said that the “very hairs on your head are all numbered”. I don't know about you, but that seems very “intimate”. (2) Regarding God's love; 1 John states: “This is real love-not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as a sacrifice”...and that “God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him”.
Does A.B. Simpson, Rabbi Marc Gellman, Jesus, or the apostle John say God is too busy to be intimately involved in your personal life?
Simpson wrote: “There is no place or time where He is not able and willing to walk by our side, to work through our hands and brains, and to unite Himself in loving and all-sufficient partnership with all our needs and tasks and trials, and prove our all-sufficiency for all things”.
God deserves our praise because His love and personal attention to every intimate detail in our life is never-ending. He is never too busy!
Lord God, we praise You and thank You for Your faithfulness. Amen.
~ Ann Brock Ludington