In fact, the verse before the one I quoted above begins with God stating "Here am I..." God is ready and willing to communicate with you through his written Word. He is not hiding behind the corners, but revealing Himself to us every day. Why do we ignore what he has to say?
The fact that our world is turning more and more to those who claim to speak from beyond the grave shows just how lost we have become as people. Once mankind has thrown God out of the picture, man has realized how empty he has become, and in man's desperation he has begun to scrape advice from the bottom of the barrel. Or shall I say, from the bottom of the grave. If that does not explain how lost we have become I do not know what else will convince the world.
God has told us everything we need for life. Crystals, omens, the arrangement of stars, or people who are dead is no way to get answers for life. God has announced "Here I am!" Chances are you have a Bible in your home. Would you pick it up and read it today?
If you don't have one I would be glad to personally hand you one, and show you how to read it.
Rev. Nathan Dick is pastor of Panton Community Baptist Church. He lives in Addison County with his wife Stephanie and three children. He is a graduate of Calvary Bible College in Kansas City, Mo., where he majored in pastoral studies and advanced biblical studies. He and Stephanie serve with Village Missions, a Christian ministry that places full-time pastors in rural churches.