Posts tagged with 'Sensationalism'

God Is More Than a Sensation

  • Posted on August 22, 2019 at 10:02 pm

Do you ever watch Hallmark movies? Although the plots have become redundant to the point that if you’ve seen one you’ve seen them all, I still appreciate good, wholesome stories that allow me to relax when my brain needs a change of pace. One thing I have noticed, though, is that often the heroine calls off her relationship with a steady, hard-working man and chooses someone whom she deems to be more exciting. I think this is what some do with God except in His case, He is the unchanging, stable being in our lives that we take for granted while we go after what we think will produce more excitement. We’re a bit like the disciples who cried, “Lord, show us a sign!” (Matthew 12:38). But if no sign comes, we walk away. God can do amazing things, but He will most likely not do them in order to satisfy those who merely want to see a supernatural side show.

Like anyone else, I love hearing miracle stories. My eyes get wide as others tell of the amazing things that God has done. I can tell some stories myself. But if I had to choose between a life of signs and wonders or one of consistency, I would choose the latter.

Life is full of ups and downs, joys and trials, and constant change. What a blessing to have a God who is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He is one on whom I can depend, and I would not trade that for all the sensationalism in the world.

If you are following Jesus from a distance hoping to catch a glimpse of a miracle he performs, you may receive what you are looking for, but you will be missing out on so much more that can only be experienced through a close relationship with Him. I think of the old hymn that says:

And He walks with me
And He talks with me
And He tells me I am His own
And the joy we share as we tarry there
None other has ever known.