You Know He Is Living, Right?

By Jay Bruner, Senior Pastor


…Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to rescue you…? Daniel 6:20 (NIV)


We find the expression “the living God’’ all throughout scripture, and yet it is the very thing we are so prone to forget. We know it is written as “the living God,” but in our daily life, there is almost nothing we lose sight of as often as the fact that God is the living God. We forget that He is now exactly what He has always been, that He has the same sovereign power He has always had, and that He extends the same gracious love towards those who love and serve Him. We often forget that He will do for us now what He did for all those who have gone before us because He is the unchanging, living God.


The great Reformation theologian Martin Luther, deep in thought and needing to grasp hidden strength during a time of immense danger and fear in his life, was seen tracing on the table with his fingers the words, “He lives! He lives!” This is the living hope for ourselves and humankind. Candidly, people come and go. Teachers, preachers, leaders, and philosophers speak and work for a season and then fall silent and powerless. He remains, He abides, He lives on. They die, but He lives on. They are lights that glow, yet will extinguish. But He is the true “Light” from which life draws its brightness and shines forever.


What a great reason to confide in Him and in our darkest moments to never lose sight of the fact He is still, and ever will be, the living God!


Question: do you believe He is the living God? Have you invited Him into your life? If He is (which He is) and if we have invited Him into our lives, then why do we so often live as if He isn’t living? Choose to walk and talk with Him, looking for Him in every moment, always placing our trust in Him, for in a moment, His life-changing love can, and will, act. Be assured, if you walk with Him, look to Him, and expect help from Him, He will not fail you. Now and for eternity, life always has hope because He is the living God!


Blessings to you,


Pastor Jay