Acts 17:28: For in him we live and move and have our being.
“Every woman on my dad’s side of the family has died of breast cancer except me,” a lady told me as I drove her to the airport.
I gulped before I answered. She was a miracle of God’s grace and mercy. I wondered what work God has in store for her on earth.
I told her I’m also a miracle of God’s grace and mercy. Twelve years ago I went through breast cancer treatment. Prior to my diagnosis, two cousins had died of breast cancer. My work on earth is not yet finished either.
My medical oncologist who oversaw my chemotherapy treatment had lymphoma, but she was fully alive and fully involved in the treatment of all of her patients.
That lady I drove to the airport, my oncologist, and I “live and move and have our being in [the Lord].” All of us “in him live and move and have our being.”
In verse 26 we read, “And he [the Lord] determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.” Imagine how much God loves and cares for us that he determines all this for us.
Acts 17:27 says, “God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each of us.”
Do you seek God? Do you reach out for him and find him? Do you live as though he is not far from you? How do you demonstrate that you live and move and have your being in him?
Dear God, help me seek you and find you. Amen.
Application: What will you do this week to show that in him you live and move and have your being?