2020年01月08日

Even if we forget him

Even if we forget him


The year of 2020 has come.  Many Japanese have gone to temples and shrines on the new year day to make wishes for the coming year.  They make wishes that the coming year would be prosperous. 


Even though most of Japanese have no religion, yet many would visit temples and shrines on the new year day.  Some may report to gods, such as “passed the college entrance examination”, and others may report for their marriage.  Yet, how much they think about god during a year.  Probably not much.  Does the relationship between human and god only exist for asking a favor and answering it?


According to the bible, God created the whole universe and rules it.  He is a global, or a universal being.  We do not need to visit any fixed place to meet him.  We can talk to him in prayer anywhere we wish.  Of course, we pray at the church, but we can also pray on a street or anywhere we wish.  We do not need to report to God for anything.  He even already knows the number of hairs we have.  In fact, he knows our needs, even before we pray.  He feeds birds around the world, and decorates countless flowers beautifully.  We are created in his image.  Since we are the most valuable creature on earth, he cares for us much more than other creatures.  We sometimes forget him due to our busy daily life, yet he never forgets.  He remembers us 24 hours a day, cares for any slightest thing, and wishes to have a conversation with us.  Where can we find such a great God?


It is sad to know that people worship gods which are made by human hands, and forget the real creator.  Yet even if we forget him, he remembers us.  Let me share words of Christ here.  “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.  (Matthew 6:33)” 


I have been believing in God who is described in the bible.  I have asked many things to him, yet not everything has been given.  However, he knows what the best for me, and fulfills all my needs.  I never have to worry for my life.  He promises me that he always fulfills my needs.  Who do you believe in?  God who created you has been knocking on the door of your heart, and calling you.


Kenshiro Goto Youth Pastor

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