Feeling Marginalized?

As we close out 2016 I can’t help but notice that a lot of people are feeling “marginalized”. The condition seems to be quite pervasive when you consider how often the term is bandied about and apparently affects almost all people groups and a whole lot of individuals. While I don’t want to minimize the fact that there are people out there who are indeed ignored, set aside and discounted, I couldn’t help but wonder, “Is there anyone more marginalized in our society than God?”

Take the bible, for example- God has given some very clear direction concerning His will for us and what He considers to be right and wrong, yet it is disregarded by most of society. The bible is referred to as myth, or a storybook, or a collection of cleverly devised fables. If someone clearly speaks their mind and heart to us and we write what they have to say off as if it mattered less than a melting snowflake, is that not being marginalized?

When you’ve created the world, and everyone in it, and you’re completely ignored as if you don’t exist, is that not being totally marginalized?

And don’t think God doesn’t know He’s been disregarded and shoved into a little corner where people will never think to notice Him.

“For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.” -Romans 1:21

God is being marginalized from sun up to sun down and most of the world couldn’t care less.

He’s probably the one we should be most concerned about marginalizing considering the serious effects of doing so- “Their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened” is not something anyone would wish upon the world, but it’s what happens to the person who gives the cold-shoulder to God and closes their eyes to Him.