YOU CAN FIND GOD HERE TOO
I am a big LOST fan, I love the show for many reasons, one is the ongoing theme of Faith v. Science. This year for Season Five, the theme song of LOST has been the Fray's, "You Found Me." This song, if you hear it one time will stick in your head for days on end, so I wanted to do a post about Faith and finding God. The song's lyrics start with "I found God, on the corner of 1st & Amistad":
I found god
On the corner of 1st and Amistad
Where the west was all but won
All alone, smoking his last cigarette
I Said where you been, he said ask anything
Where were you?
When everything was falling apart
All my days were spent by the telephone
It never rang
And all I needed was a call
That never came
To the corner of first and Amistad
Lost and insecure
You found me, you found me
Lying on the floor
Whyd you have to wait?
Where were you? Where were you?
Just a little late
You found me, you found me.
The song is or can be an anthem of our culture, our culture is stuck between Science and Faith, our culture is searching . . . searching for answers to basic questions of WHO MADE ME? WHY AM I HERE? IF THERE IS A GOD WHY DO BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO ME AND MY FAMILY? WHY DO I FEEL SO EMPTY LIVING IN THE WEALTHEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD? I HAVE EVERYTHING, WHY DON'T I FEEL SATISFIED? what will satisfy and take the hurt away? Our culture is crying out for answers, but who is there to answer the answer-less? Is it science and technology, or Faith? Has faith become irrelevant today?
These are questions that can all be known, but the answer is not in science, but in Faith. You see, John Locke is right, "Things happen for a reason." Finding God is the key to answering these questions. The Fray is right God is at the corner of 1st & Amistad, 1st St & W Amistad Ave, Quemado, Maverick, Texas 78877, God is everywhere, but there is only one way to God, and that is through His son, Jesus Christ. It seems so simple, but it can be so difficult at the same time. The Children of Israel asked the same question to God that the Fray and our culture are asking today, they just used a different question but it transcends cultures and is asking God, where were you?
In Malachi Chapter 1, the people of Israel asked God, "How Have You Loved Us?' They were screaming the Fray's song, "God, Where were You?' So, God shows them, How I Loved the Nation of Israel?" I spared Israel, not like other Nations that have become dust in the wind, I loved Israel and chose Israel to be the seed of the Messiah, THE ONE. Yes, God has loved us, in that He sent His only begotten SON Yeshua to be a sacrifice for our sins, so that those who BELIEVE on Yeshua will have Eternal Life. Yes, I found God on Grant Street in Overland Park, Kansas, If you are searching, look around, because God is right there.