The Bible often says we should know Him. That’s great, but how can we? He left this earth 2000 years ago, lifted off by a cloud. However, since nothing was made without Him making it, we can trip around nature and see His handiwork, which tells a lot about Him. Visiting a virgin forest and seeing how the trees have fallen from age or disease cluttering the forest floor, how scrub brush covers the sunny ground while the shady ground is barren, this tells me two things about Him. 1) He’s not afraid of making a mess; and 2) He’s not opposed to taking the easy way out.
There were a few things I noted about myself right away.
1. I was happy. I was incredibly happy! After five years of descending, accelerating depression, I floated euphorically in exhilarating love. I loved God. There wasn’t a moment when I wasn’t loving God.
2. I had an insatiable appetite for reading the Word. In the past I had picked up the Bible many times and found it to be inscrutable, but now I read with understanding. That dove sat on my shoulder and told me what the words meant. God actually wanted a good life for me and in fact, wanted me to be His friend and work His works with Him. It was all right there in black and white.