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If God was someone, he would be able to talk.
He would be able to speak & interact, with me.
If God was someone, a person, who is alive & lives – he would be able to share experiences with me.
And for me.
He would not need someone to convey a message to me.
Sometimes it happens.
Someone would send a message through a friend, letting me know: ‘hey, Theunis, we have to meet up, drink some coffee, talk and decide to do some things together.’
That is the message.
And that message is the exception, it is not the rule.
Mostly that message only comes once.
Perhaps twice if the person sending it is very serious about getting together and doing something.
Usually, if I want to meet someone, I get his number or his e-mail address, or search for him on Facebook and message him or phone or e-mail.
‘Hi, I’m Theunis Pienaar. I would like to meet you. Get to know you. I have an idea I would like to share. I think you might like the idea. I see you have some ideas. They interest me. I would like to get to know them better.’
And we meet.
And we talk.
And we become friends.
If God was someone, he might send a message, but I doubt ‘sending a message’ would be the rule.
Perhaps he would speak.
Sharing his own heart.
Telling me what he is excited about.
What he loves.
What he would love to see happening.
Perhaps if God was someone, he would share life with me and allow me to share life with him.
The presidents of countries are unreachable.
The Kings and Queens.
The dictators & rulers.
They have secretaries & spokespersons.
Telling crowds of people how it will be & what the will of the elevated ruler is.
I suppose they are someone too.
And they speak with a select few.
Whom they know intimately.
And through whom they can communicate with their subjects.
Even that few aren’t friends.
They are employees.
Paid for the work they do.
With shifting allegiance.
According to their own heart.
Of their own.
If God is someone, I imagine he whispers in my being. Telling me stories of life & being of living & becoming. Sharing an incomprehensible heart. Friendship. Hope. Ideas.
If God is someone, I imagine he is present.
Where I might be.
Him alongside me.
Me alongside him.
If God is someone, I imagine this world would be different.
As we are affected by his affection.
If God is someone, I imagine this world will be affected by freedom & hope & love.
By justice & kindness.
By gratitude & generosity.
A world not owned or controlled.
Not subjected & managed.
A world set free.
A world affected.