At the end of a TV show I regularly watch, there was a "vanity card" (yeah, that is what they're called, I looked it up!) with the following sentences written on it:
We exist to bear witness.
We had to be.
The infinite needs us to see it.
Without the perceiver,
the perceived does not exist.
That gives us leverage.
Don’t look until you get what you want.”
After reading this I had to comment about it! It is such profound thinking- this coming from public network television! For those of you who don't know, I believe that Jesus Christ died for the sins of the world. Jesus is the bridge to God. Without Jesus, a person cannot understand "who" God is. Keep this in mind as you continue reading.
After reading the above, I believe the writer is right on when it comes to "searching/finding" God. The first sentence "We exist to bear witness" means just that. We who call ourselves christians bear witness to the One who created us. A person is called a christian after they have given their life over to Jesus, who then becomes Lord over their lives. Some christians believe this is a once in a lifetime thing and that is the end of it with no change in their personal life to become more like God. I, on the otherhand, believe this is a continual process that continues day after day with God changing me more and more into His image.
This is where the phrase "We had to be" comes in. If I don't bear witness to the one that created me, no one would be able to see God in me. A true christian who is being changed by God had to be, in order for God to be seen through them, in essence. Keep following me here, I know it's a lot of "religion" stuff to take it!
God needs people who believe in Him to live in a way where people who don't believe in Him starts to believe in Him. This is where the phrase "The infinite needs us to see it" comes in. I believe this goes for both those who believe and those who don't believe God exists. We both need to see what is going on in the world from God's perspective. As a believer in God, I must come to the realization that God uses me as an example of Him each and every day so I must live as though He is living through me. From the perspective of someone who doesn't believe, God needs them to see that He does exist.
Basically, we all have "something" to do because without God, we don't exist anyway. This is where the next sentence comes in. "Without the perceiver, the perceived does not exist." Without God (the perceiver), we (the perceived) don't exist. The fact that we(the perceived) do exist, proves existence of the God we are to bear witness to (whether we want to believe this as truth or not).
The more we understand all this, the more leverage we have in the world and are able to fulfill our responsibility of bearing witness to God. Knowledge is power. Do you have the power from the Creator? Are you looking for it?
As the last phrase says "Don't look until you get what you want." is the key to it all. We aren't going to begin looking for God until we have what we want. What is it that we all want? Simple...Love!! In life, it's everyone's main goal to love and be loved. If we don't feel love, we're surely not going to believe there is a God because if there was, wouldn't he provide the much needed love to us? Think about it. This is the main hang-up on people believing there is a God to begin with. Why would a God allow people to starve? Why does he allow natural disasters to happen? Why would he allow diseases in the world?
Honestly, I dont have an answer to those questions and I wish I did! But I do know He provided me with a hope and a love so great that I have given my life to show others it too! This hope and love can be seen through Jesus. He died on the cross in order for human-kind to be saved from eternal seperation from God. The is the ultimate sacrifice anyone could do in order to show love! The only thing He asks us in return is our lives to be lived to show others that love and help them to see they need Jesus as well. It's soooo easy! In the end, you are blessed with a hope that there is something more to life and a love that is the most fulfilling of all.
What do you want? I love that's most fulfilling of all? Start looking for Jesus. The you will be able to see what God's all about.