Why do the nations say, ‘Where is their God?’ Psalm 115:2
This is a question that is being asked of the Church. The question raises key issues. Firstly: What is it about the way we reflect Jesus that keeps this culture from seeing Him in us? Secondly: What is it about the world that it is so blind people cannot see Jesus in us? I believe that the next verses point to the answer for both questions.
Our God is in heaven, He does whatever pleases Him. Psalm 115:3
Our God is in heaven, so He cannot be seen by a culture that despises faith, declaring: Seeing is believing.
‘He does whatever pleases Him’, as against whatever pleases us. We struggle with this because our culture thinks of God as someone with a job description – to help us enjoy life. We make ourselves the centre and ask, Why believe in a God who does not do as I please?
But their idols are silver and gold made by the hands of men. They have … eyes, but they cannot see. Those who make them will be like them and so will all who trust in them. Psalm 115:4-8
We protect our selfish view by creating our own gods to make us happy and so blanking Him or blinding ourselves in pretence that He is the god we want him to be.
We have a culture that blinds itself looking at a delusional Church. No wonder we are asked, ‘Where is your God?’