Last Saturday, I went with my family to the Denver Zoo. It was a nice zoo and we had a good time. Of course, there were all types of animals, including “brown bears.” (They were a good size, but not Alaska-sized!) But, one part of the zoo caught my attention more than the others. We went to the primates area and saw a big gorilla. As he was walking, he noticed some food on the ground, probably kernels of corn, and picked them up exactly like we would with our forefinger and thumb. I was impressed seeing this dexterity in an animal.
This got me thinking. Humans have always wanted to know why we are here on this earth. We are always curious about how we came to be and what will happen to us. But because our hearts are sinful and full of the curse, we will always try to deny God or the supernatural. So we end up looking to the gorilla for answers. They look like us, they act like us, surely we must be related. We try to find the missing links and fill in the gaps with “logic” so that nothing supernatural and unknown could have happened. We believe anything, as long it’s not God.
God created us to have fellowship with Him which is why we have a God-shaped hole in us. He puts His handiwork all around us, but we try to fill the hole with anything but Him and are incidentally never satisfied. It’s no surprise because our hearts are wicked. We follow the god of this age and he is hell-bent against anything that points to the True source of Creation and Truth. He does not want us to know that we will only be truly satisfied when we know why we were created and what our destiny is.
Tomorrow, we reach the conclusion of The Story, the book of Revelation. This book of the Bible comes with a lot of 21st century baggage, but there are some very important points we can glean from an overview. God has always loved us and reaches out continually throughout time, but there is a limit to His patience. There will be a judgment. And Satan knows this. Satan has always wanted to be God, so through deception and lies he has been trying to drag as many people away from God before the final judgment. But since before time began, before angels or the earth or people were even created, God was in control. He is on the throne - He was, He is, and always will be!