Wednesday, 25 September 2013
Is anyone listening?
So let’s stop interrupting and get back on course.
For all these years, as long as man could reason and comprehend … (some women believe this has never happened).
I really must stop interrupting myself.
As I was saying … for all these years, as long as humanity could reason and comprehend, God has spoken to us and shown us the Way back to Him.
No generation has been left without a sure sign of His existence and the Way back to Him.
At first, God spoke through people like Abraham, Moses, Elijah and other prophets. He spoke through the many poets and songsters who wrote the psalms. And through ordinary people so that their contemporaries could understand.
Had God appeared on earth as a majestic Divine Ruler, Creator and King of the whole universe, omnipotent, all knowing and all powerful; He would most probably have caused havoc, fear, awe, and eventually total submission.
Hardly the acts of a loving Father.
So God at first chose the gentler way of speaking and teaching the people. He spoke through enlightened open minded leaders like Moses. People who could translate His message to generations in a language they could understand.
He taught them of His love for them, and for His plans to come to them in person, as often prophesised in the Old Testament.
But many did not listen.
Later on, when they were ready, God sent His Son on earth as a human in the shape of Jesus.
He showed them many signs of His divinity through healing miracles and raising of the dead. He died for them and us, and was raised from the dead.
But many still did not listen or believe.
After Jesus was raised to Heaven He sent the Holy Spirit to guide us, help us, and be with us every step of the eventual Way to the Father.
The Holy Spirit is with us today. Right now. A reality not just a figure of speech.
Many have received Him with open hearts.
But as for countless others …
They’re still not listening ... perhaps they'll never will.