Where do you think God is right now? What is He doing? What’s He concerned with? What pleases Him? Or, is He not concerned or pleased?

The God we read about in the Bible is not a distant God, but a near God. He is a God who loves His creation and He desires to be in a relationship with it. He is a God who works. How does He work? Through His Word, primarily.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God” (John 1).

John goes on to describe after that, that Jesus Christ is the Word of God in the flesh who has made His made His dwelling among us. He came here in order that “whoever believes in Him may not perish but have eternal life.”

Our God is a missionary God. He desires that all people be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth. And He is still at work in the world.

He is at work when His people gather together to worship Him.

He is at work where His Word is proclaimed and His sacraments are given.

He is at work when a mom hugs her child or an employer treats his employees graciously.

He is at work through a neighbor helping a neighbor and when the good news of Jesus is shared.

God is at work. And He has invited you to join Him in that work.

He does not expect you to have it all figured out. He doesn’t expect you to blaze the trail on your own.

He is at work. He says, “Follow me. Join me.”

Will you?