Name of God

EL CHAY

The Living God

I am fascinated by the statues, large and small, around the world, that people will travel to look upon and often to leave a gift for. Statues of wood, metal and stone; inanimate objects that are revered and worshipped.

A tree from the forest is cut down and worked with an axe by the hands of a craftsman. They decorate it with silver and gold; (these idols) they cannot speak; they have to be carried for they cannot walk. They are false, and there is no breath in them. Do not be afraid of them for they cannot do evil, neither is it in them to do good. They are worthless, a work of delusion. But the LORD is the true God; He is the living God and the everlasting King.

Jeremiah 10

We serve the only true God, we serve the only living God; we serve the God of life itself – ‘then the LORD God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature’ (Gen2:7). The land, the sky and the sea are all teeming with a living breathing creation. From the grass beneath our feet to the plants and trees that give us food – life sustains life. Only the Living God can provide for a living creation. “I am the living bread that comes down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever” (John6:50).

A living God means an active God, one who is always watching, always listening. He neither slumbers nor sleeps, He does not faint or grow weary. He is there for you every minute of every day; an ever-present help in every circumstance.

Give thanks to the Living God who hears you when you speak, who sees you when you fall, who lifts you up to a higher place and surrounds you with His everlasting love.

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