Let’s pretend for a moment that the readership of the following scripture is not a Christian. They know nothing of God or His desires. They are not predisposed to Church doctrine or religious jargon. What would they understand from this scripture:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1
One would assume without any previous knowledge that God desires to communicate. Upon further investigation, you would discover that God does so through the greatest intervention in the history of humanity. God became human through Christ in order to redeem us.
While this is common knowledge within the Christian circles, this is an incredible counter-cultural act on our God’s part among other religions. Among other beleif systems, humanity is constantly trying to communicate with deities in hopes of one day acheiving the status of godlike, nirvana, etc. Some gods/goddesses are aloof and difficult to communicate with, wherein only the elect, more devote members hear them.
As I think about God’s eagerness to communicate with me, I can not help but wonder what I have missed each day because of the distractions of life.