Our Daily Bread: Imaginary Friend
- READ:�Romans 1:18-25
Abraham believed God . . . and he was called the friend of God. James 2:23
Not long ago, I heard about this billboard along the highway: God is an imaginary friend choose reality. It will be better for all of us.�
Obviously, the bold statement compares Christians to children whose vivid imaginations invent a make-believe companion. But is that what God is an imaginary friend?
Actually, the evidence favors His reality. Ponder these ideas: The creation of the world shows there is a Designer behind the universe (Rom. 1:18-20). The conscience indicates a Lawgiver behind each human's sense of right and wrong (Rom. 2:14-15). The creativity we express in music and art reflect the same attribute that the Creator possesses (Ex. 35:31-32). Christ reveals what God is like in human form (Heb. 1:1-4). And the communion or fellowship of the Spirit in the Christian heart manifests the reality of God (Gal. 5:22-23).
The Bible tells us there will be those who deny the reality of God (2 Peter 3:4-6). But James reminds us of His reality and how an Old Testament believer befriended Him: Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. And he was called the friend of God (James 2:23). Have you met the redeeming God? He gave His Son to become your real, eternal Friend (John 15:15). Dennis Fisher
I've found a Friend, O such a Friend!
He loved me ere I knew Him;
He drew me with the cords of love,
And thus He bound me to Him. Small
The dearest friend on earth is but a mere shadow compared to Jesus. Chambers
- I sincerely thank our dear Moolelachen for the eye opener message on the subject "God, is He an Imaginary Friend ?"V T John, ID 3085