READ : Acts 17:22-28
What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you. (v. 23)
Do you know anyone famous? What fun that would be – to know some celebrated actress or athlete, a great author or statesman. But here is a question far more important: Do you know God? “Who can know God?” you say. You can.
Having observed in his travels around Athens an altar with the inscription “To an unknown god,” Paul seized the opportunity to proclaim to the Athenians the one God, whom he knew, and whom they could know also.
Christianity does not call us to blindly worship some unknown, unknowable deity, but rather invites us to enter into a relationship with a personal God who knows us and loves us, and whom we can know in Jesus Christ and in the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. Imagine that. You can know God. God!
The Athenians may have worshiped an unknown god, but we worship a living, loving God, who knows us and calls us by name, and who was made flesh in Jesus Christ so that we might learn of his love and understand his will for our lives. What a privilege!
Thank you, Father, for the invitation to know you, to be in relationship with you, through Jesus Christ. Amen.