Footprints of God

Lou Lotz

READ : Acts 14:8-18

He has not left himself without a witness. (v. 17)

When Robinson Crusoe found a footprint in the sand, he knew he was not alone on his desert island. When Paul cured the lame man, the people of Lystra knew that they were not alone on Island Earth. Surely a miraculous healing was the footprint of God. But we don’t need to clutch at miracles to believe that God is with us here on this island.

“He has not left himself without a witness.” God’s presence is demonstrated not only in extraordinary miracles but in common, everyday blessings. The Father’s footprints are all over the place. A baby’s cry. A lover’s sigh. Seasons that know when to come and go, fertile fields heavy with harvest, cotton candy sunsets, and people who do the right thing even when nobody is looking. This world is pulsating with God. “Ever since the creation of the world,” says Paul, “his eternal power and divine nature . . . have been understood and seen in the things he has made” (Rom. 1:20).

Our best glimpse of God, of course, comes from Jesus Christ, in whom “the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily” (Col. 2:9). We don’t have to settle for the footprints of God; in Jesus we behold God himself!

PRAYER

Father, your bounty has sustained us, and your love has redeemed us. Thank you.