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Dec. 5, 2005, Enterprise Dispatch
Pastor's Column

Who is God?

By Pastor Al Jones, New Life Assembly of God, Cokato

There is no other question as important to us than who God really is.

Mankind has spent thousands of years trying to come to a conclusion on its own, but never succeeded. It is because the answer to this question cannot be found in man. It has to be found in the relationship that we have with God.

We need to have a living relationship with God before we can become confident in who He is. Here are two things that can help us understand who our Heavenly Father is.

First of all, God is the creator of all we know. This one point keeps many from understanding Him. We have to come to the realization that who we are and what we know are based on who we were designed to be.

In Genesis 1, God said “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness.” There is no greater compliment than to be a representation of someone’s likeness.

In many parks around our country, monuments have been set up to honor those of great importance We have been created as a living monument to the image of God, Himself. He loves us so much that He is willing to invest Himself in our very being.

Secondly, God is our provider. It does not matter how large or small the need is, we can know God truly cares about every need we may have.

In Matthew 6, Jesus exhorts us by saying: “For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.” The heart of God knows our desires, and nothing is too big or too small for His attention.

At this time of year, we reflect on the most important need of man – the need of a savior. God, in His wisdom, invested Himself in us and gave us His Son as a savior to fulfill the ultimate need of man.

If we really want to know who God is, we must go back to the cross to find the answer. Remember what Jesus told in Matthew 11:27: “All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and he to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.”

It is through Jesus that we have our answer to the question first posed – “Who is God?”

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