“The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’”

Acts 17:24-28

God is not a god who needs servants. Supplication to him is not nourishment; you cannot weaken him by killing his followers or causing people to forget him. As the Creator, God is himself the sustainer of all life, even those who do not recognize him.

But Creation is not set loose from God; he shepherds it, and appoints the places for peoples and individuals alike. He did this to guide them to him and make his ways apparent. He is not far from any one of us.

There are no godless places, nor is one nation more under his power than another. God is the god of all people. They just might need an introduction to him from us.

Ethan Kirl