Tonight we watched the 1975 classic movie, “Oh God”, starring John Denver and George Burns. As I sat here with my wife viewing this wonderful story I was reminded how Scotian the movie actually is. God breaks into the human story to let us know that he loves us and that he wants us to love one another. We need a strong dose of that here in the United States where God has become for many a legalistic founder of a church. God and religion are assumed to go hand in hand. The movie makes an effort to dispel that notion. In the movie God deliberately picks a fellow who is not a church goer. It seems at times to me that it is the most devout church members who don’t get the Gospel message. Where is God moving in our world today and what must I do to align myself with this power? It’s a familiar thought for me and one that I am never fully able to answer. I hope to keep myself open to his voice.
If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.–Psalm 95