Summary: Trapped Underground a sinner reviews his life while he waits for rescue.
Imagine yourself working underground as a miner. Maybe in a coal-mine in Kentucky or maybe as a sandhog in the state of New York. But your working a mile underground with over a million tons of rock setting on top of you. As usual the mountain creeks and groans an eerie unnerving sound. But that’s a sound your use to as a miner. Then you hear a sound like the sound of bones shattering but so deafening it must be the bones of a giant. The timbers have given way and your trapped in a cave in. entombed in a small area with no ventilation. Alone and with a limited amount of air you wonder will the rescue team be in time, will they even find you.
Trying to conserve what air you have you sit and wait and wonder. Terrified and alone there in the dark there is nothing else to do. You wonder if God has any feelings because you do and you’re scared. But God does have feelings. You have a husband, or a wife you love and you wonder does God feel love?
God feels love
ASV Jeremiah 31:3
3. Jehovah appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn thee.
His love is eternal and He has been calling to you since you were born. He has loved you since the very moment of your conception in your mother’s womb. His love is eternal his love is never-ending. Even now he calls come unto me and I will give you rest. Minutes seam like hours and hours seam like forever and still your trapped alone and desperate. No sound can be heard except your own labored breaths. Your fear is turning to anger. You wonder is anyone even trying to reach you, and you feel the walls pressing in on you. And you think does God feel anger?
God feels anger.
ASV 2 Kings 22:17
17. Because they have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the work of their hands, therefore my wrath shall be kindled against this place, and it shall not be quenched.
He loves you with the same passion that a devoted husband has for his wife that he looks at as his treasure, his beloved one and only soul mate. That is why He becomes angry with us when we fail to love, honor, reverence, and remain faithful to him as any wife is commanded to be towards her husband. God created us for the purpose of worshiping Him and having fellowship with Him. But our sins separate us from God. In Psalm 5: 4 we read “For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: Evil shall not sojourn with thee”. This verse warns us that our sin causes us to be separated from God. When that happens we are not fulfilling the reason that we were created and not only that we are betraying the love of our creator. God is saddened by our failure to love Him and our failure to fellowship with Him; because His desire is to have a personal, loving relationship with each one of us.
Still trapped under a mountain of stone, you consider what your reaction would be if your spouse were to cheat on you. You would be very angry and jealous if your spouse betrayed you. And you wonder does God feel jealous?
God feels jealous.
ASV Exodus 34:14
14. for thou shalt worship no other god: for Jehovah, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:
God’s very name means jealous, so why wouldn’t he be jealous if we turned to love another or worship another rather then Him? We are created in His image so why would we expect for God not to have feelings to.
Alone and trapped, terrified that you might never get out, you wonder if God loves you. Your starting to get very hot and you know that the air is quickly running out. In fact you can hardly breath now and you know that unless help arrives soon you will suffocate. You hear that small voice again the one that has haunted you since child hood saying “come unto me” and you wonder why would God love me?
Why God loves you!
First: because we, all mankind, are his creation and what parent would not love their children?
ASV Genesis 1:27
27.And God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
We were created by Him and in His image, therefor we have priceless value simply because we are His handy work.
Second: because He loves us as an individual and wants us to be His bride. He wants for us to have a relationship with Him.