We all do it at times … when the bills keep coming in; when the car isn’t running as well as it should, and you just don’t have any spare money to spend; when someone tells you that you shouldn’t be drinking so much; when you have that lump that you just don’t want to go to the doctor with; we can all, at times, bury our head in the sand!
We ignore it; we put it to one side for another day – tomorrow is another day and I will deal with it then; we just can’t face it today, we can’t cope with it today. It’s easier to ignore problems than to deal with them.
And what about God?
Do you bury your head in the sand where God is concerned, too?
When it comes to prayer, are you just too busy? When it comes to giving, are you just too needy? When it comes to reading the Bible, are you just too lazy? After all, Horror-nation Street or Deadenders is on soon, isn’t it? When it comes to worship, are you just too concerned about other people watching? When it comes to going to church at all, well … maybe next week.
When it comes to God, do you bury your head in the sand?
Maybe, you’re not sure that there is a God! After all, there’s no proof that God actually exists, is there? And science can explain how the earth came to be – it’s the big bang theory; and how humans came to live on earth – it’s evolution. And when it comes to the science itself, and the actual evidence – or lack of it – for the Big Bang and for evolution, do you bury your head in the sand? It’s easy to ignore the question, if all those elements got together in space and there was this huge explosion, where did the elements come from in the first place, and where did space come from? It’s easy to ignore the question that if evolution took place, why isn’t it still happening?
It’s easier to bury your head in the sand when it comes to questions like these.
You know, we have an instruction book that has passed from generation to generation, that has stood the test of time, that has survived for thousands of years; and one of the authors said:
“I was so foolish and ignorant …”
The author says, “I nearly missed it! (Psalm 73:2 MSG)” He was burying his head in the sand; he was “looking the other way.” In those days, there weren’t the distractions we have today, but he still nearly missed it!
So today, wherever you are in life; whether you are a Christian, or a non-believer: don’t miss it! May you stop burying your head in the sand, and may you see the goodness of God in your life.