Sermon 2 – Thoughts about God

Thoughts about God

The Hebrew Scriptures say that God spoke with the voice of thunder from Mt. Sinai and forbade any one to make a likeness of the divine being. But most people do have a mental image of God. Perhaps the simplest such image is of “the man upstairs” who can be praised or blamed for whatever happens.

The Old Fool’s notion is that God is a divine presence that is as pervasive in the universe as the air that envelopes the earth. The use of the word, spirit, in the Bible supports the idea of God being like the wind whose presence can be felt as a gentle breeze or a forceful gale blowing east, west, north or south. 

 We should not be tossed to and fro by every wind that blows, instead we know enough about the nature and character of God that we can test the wind that blows.  When The Old Fool senses a prevailing wind, he seeks to sail in the direction God wants to move him.  That is a reason for many of the changes in The Old Fool’s life.

The next post will reveal The Old Fool’s thoughts about how seriously to take the Bible.

If you have not yet read the Old Fool’s faith journey you may want to do so soon at

About Martin Lehman

I was born 92 years ago, the son of a Mennonite pastor and organic gardener in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. At age 10 I was baptized as a member of the Marion Mennonite Church. I own the "Old Fool" moniker because I want to walk the Jesus Way even though the world and much of the church takes me as a fool for doing so. In my life I have moved from being a young conservative to an elderly radical. I tell that story in My Faith Journey posted on my website.
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