Yet he [God] has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy.
Read the entire passage: Acts 14.14-18
God is not silent. He wants to be known. He speaks through nature and his Word. Paul tells the people in Lystra that the rain, crops, food and joy point to God. It’s as if God has left trails leading back to himself. In Psalm 19, David sees the trail in the heavens. Job says animals, birds and fish point us to God (Job 12.7-9).
While many choose to ignore these trails, it does not mean they do not exist. These trails serve a purpose. They are gifts from God for our good. God is not disinterested in our lives nor is he aloof. He created us for a relationship with him. The trails lead to a relationship with God—and to a life fully alive to God and others. Jesus is the final section of the trail. God entered into history in the person of Jesus to draw people to himself.
IN YOUR CHAIR TIME TODAY
Today, consider the trails God has graciously left to draw us to himself. Where are you on the trail? Maybe the wonder of creation is pointing you toward God and you are trying to figure out what that means. Perhaps you are exploring Jesus’ claims. Today is a great day to take the next step on the trail toward God. It may be a prayer asking God to reveal to you the truth or taking the step to tell him you trust his Word and want a relationship. If you have questions or would like to have a conversation with someone about taking the next step, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.