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It is sad to watch how many people find more comfort in putting their trust in the unknown rather than the known God who created us and loves us all. In today’s reading we see how Paul addresses this same thing with the Greeks in Berea in Acts 17:22-23, 22 Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: “Men of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. 23 For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO AN UNKNOWN GOD. Now what you worship as something unknown I am going to proclaim to you. Right after college I spent a summer in Thailand. While I was visiting Buddhist temples I saw this same inscription under a statue in the corner of a temple one day. I was overwhelmed with sadness to know there was so much uncertainty they felt the need to cover all their bases with this “god”. How thankful and comforting it is to know exactly who our God is.