I come from a big Italian family. So big that each year we have to rent a hall for our Christmas gatherings to see each other because if we didn’t, there would be no way we could fit in just one person’s house. (Unless someone secretly lives in a mansion and is holding out on the family)
Every year I see cousins as well as aunts and uncles. My relationship with a few of them is interesting, though. Why? Well, since I have seen them a few times a year for every year of my life, I have a sense that I know them, but if you were to ask me specifics, maybe about what exactly was going on in their lives, I don’t think I’d be able to tell you. See, we can have the illusion in our minds that we know someone due to association or the occasional encounter when really, we don’t.
With that in mind, I wanted to bring a question forward; we’ve read about God, read the stories and the bible, and have a good base level understanding, but how well do we know Him? We’ve learned about God, but how well do we know Him? We could say it like this, how well do we know the heart of God.
For a while, I’ve been learning the ins and outs of investing, using that as an example, I could read and do research and consult someone, but unless I put some of my money in and start investing, do I know what it’s like?
I know it’s a bit of a rough analogy, but I think it can be the same way with God, we read about the things He’s done, we have heard about the things He’s done, but at the end of the day, do you and I, do we know God? With that being said, let me encourage you, it’s never too late to start. Why settle for only reading about God, when according to Proverbs 8:17, “I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me” we can know Him.