Week 10 Day 2
Finding God in the Mysteries of Every day
Isaiah 40:9Get yourself up on a high mountain,
O Zion, bearer of good news,
Lift up your voice mightily,
O Jerusalem, bearer of good news;
Lift it up, do not fear.
Say to the cities of Judah,
“Here is your God!”
How long will it be before the people of God, the Christians have the courage, the strength of will to overcome the spiritual inertia that has crippled the witness of Jesus our Christ for so long? How is it that we have forgotten how to “lift up our voice mightily”? Have we forgotten that we “the bearer (s) of good news”? Are we waiting for permission? Are we waiting for some sort of specific revelation intended just for us, or for our little groups?
There is an old missions song that says “We’ve a story to tell to the nations” (Henry Ernest Nichol, Public Domain) Where, I ask, is the joyous fervor which characterized the holiness movement, the missionary movement? Has it devolved into the quietly bitter sort of “manage it, throw money at it,” but never, never, celebrate out in the open our glorious faith. Sort of like Alice through the looking glass; Jam to morrow, jam yesterday, but never, never jam today.
Seems to be God has given us permission. Remember Jesus said “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.” Matthew 5:14 Let’s get on up to a high hill once again!