Do you think the Lord God is trying to get our attention? Earthquakes on the east coast near Washington, DC.,
a hurricane bearing down on us named “Irene,”
an economy in turmoil, global political upheaval in Libya, etc, etc.
If you are a student of prophecy, then you can certainly read the sign of the times. We are living in the last days.
We continue to live our lives as if everything is going to be here tomorrow. It might not! Those that felt the earth shaking yesterday afternoon around 2 pm know what I’m talking about. Mankind is in control of nothing. God is Sovereign of all things. We can’t control anything, really. As the earth shook yesterday, the thought came to mind, “Will anyone see the power of God in this.”
I felt very SMALL yesterday as I listened to my children and wife describe how our house shook as if it were a play toy. Yet, as a child of God, I don’t have to worry, because He holds me in His hands. My life is not my own, it’s His. He bought me and so, I am not my own.
This world is in turmoil, but Romans 8:18-25 comforts me:
18 Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later. 19 For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are. 20 Against its will, all creation was subjected to God’s curse. But with eager hope, 21 the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay. 22 For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23 And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children, including the new bodies he has promised us. 24 We were given this hope when we were saved. (If we already have something, we don’t need to hope for it. 25 But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently.)
Is the Lord trying to get our attention? He does every day. He speaks through creation. He speaks through the great and the small. What’s the “small?” The cool night air and the sound of birds calling in the distance as the evening comes to a close. The pink and magenta sunset that rests itself on the horizon. The quiet breathing of a child as he sleeps in peace on a mother’s lap. The comfort of a warm meal or cozy bed on a cold, winter’s day.
Oh yes, He seeks to get our attention every day…if we’d just listen. Do you hear that? It’s not the earth rumbling…it’s Jehovah God speaking…
Thank you Lord!