Meet the God Who Finds You

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Date: July 25, 2023

Turn us again to yourself, O Lord God of Heaven’s Armies. Make your face shine down upon us.  Only then will we be saved. Psalms 80:19

 

He came from three generations of atheists. But this biochemist came face to face with the incredible complexity of what he studied, and later, Jesus Himself.

How does a person find God? The answer may surprise you. Dr. Sy Garte, was in graduate school when he learned of the process by which proteins were made in cells. “The complexity was incredible. I remember a chill going down my spine,” he recalled. [1]

Garte became an agnostic, someone who claims neither faith nor disbelief in God. Then, this respected research scientist met Jesus in a dream, though he wouldn’t know who the man in his dream was until he later went to church. Dr. Garte had “no intention of seeking a God he didn’t believe in,” until God found him.[2]

The book of Psalms in the Bible sheds light on this mystery of how human beings come into relationship with God, the creator of everything. The singers of Psalm 80 cry, “Turn us again to yourself, O Lord God of Heaven’s Armies. Make your face shine down upon us. Only then will we be saved” (Psalms 80:19). Three times in the Psalm this plea is made and it’s a plea that God always lovingly answered then and answers now. In God’s inexplicable love for us and desire to have relationship with us, He longs to “make his face shine down upon us” and save us. God is the One who turns us to Himself.

Longing to know God today? Ask Him to turn you around, to Himself and meet you in your need for Him.

[1]Bertuzzi, Cameron. “Why This Atheist Scientist Became a Believing Christian.” YouTube, 23 Mar. 2022, youtu.be/OMBQwGzn_TE.

[2] “Welcome.” Sy Garte – Writer, Scientist, Christian, sygarte.com/. Accessed 4 July 2023.