Today’s readings remind us that our God is not forgetful. He is not one of the gods of false religion who supposedly made the world and set it in motion, then backed off and watched things unfold. No, our God is a God who created the heavens and the earth and everything that is in them, and remains in our world to guide and direct and heal and strengthen and re-create the world through the power of his Holy Spirit. And so everyone is to hear the message of the Gospel before the world and its days are wrapped up and come to a close. Those who died not knowing Christ will be raised up to hear that word and all flesh shall see God’s glory. God is continually at work in our world through his Son Jesus Christ who does the Father’s will. May we too do the Father’s will so that all might see and belive.