Please join Dr. Will this coming Sunday, September 19, 2021 as he preaches, “The God who Hides,” part 2 of the series, the Quest for God. Exodus 33: 12-23; John 1: 18
The novelist Dana Tierney, who passed away last year at the age of 59, wrote in 2004, an essay about her son, Luke. The title of her essay is “Coveting Luke’s faith”. Tierney and her husband were nonbelievers. They had their son, Luke, baptized, and never mentioned religion again. Then her husband, Luke’s father, went to Iraq. One evening, Luke and his mother were watching television news when a difficult report about the fighting in Iraq came on.
Dana writes, on that day, out of the corner of my eye, I saw my son Luke, who steepled his fingers and bowed his head for a split second. Surprised, I said, “sweetheart, what are you doing? He wouldn’t tell me, but a few minutes later he did it again. I said, “You don’t have to tell me, but if you want to, I am listening.” Finally, Luke confessed and said “Mummy, I was saying a little prayer for Daddy.”
That’s wonderful, Luke, Dana said. She went on to write “I was envious. It was as if the mustard seed of faith had found its way in our son. “Later, she asked Luke when he started to believe in God. Luke replied, “I don’t know, mom. I have always known he existed.”
In this sermon, I make the argument that, for God to be God, God must remain hidden. Yet the God that didn’t reveal to Moses, reveals himself to us in Jesus so that all of us could learn how God is.