When God Steps In
The sweetest music under heaven is when God steps into the affairs of man and leaves His footprint. It is not magic. It is not super-athlete. It is not the force of man's toys or weapons. God, Sovereign God, decides to step down out of His heaven and directly intervene into the affairs of humanity (Psalm 18). God is present when earth events and human affairs need more than we can do. He is present when one of his children is in danger... He is God!
Glo, an Indonesian, is one of our young and wonderful Christian ladies in University of Virginia graduate school. About a month ago she awakened to find a man asleep on a sofa beside her bed. He was drunk and had broken into her apartment. He never touched her. He is now in jail. Glo called her father and mother in Indonesia...about 10,000 miles away. They shared with her that at the time of the break-in, they were entering a prayer chamber in Indonesia burdened for Glo. They spent hours in prayer!
God! There is no other word for it. God heard the prayers of a father and mother and intervened on Glo's behalf. God was looking down and saying "This is not going to happen!"
My brother-in-law, Junior Nations, was a soldier in Vietnam. In a particular situation, his unit was in a very difficult combat situation, extremely dangerous. Later he and his parents put the time together. They were in prayer for him during the exact same time his life was in imminent danger.
Our country is in crisis. In the Book of Judges, we read that in ancient Israel it would seem that the whole nation was acting like a bunch of heathens. We also read that there would be a remnant who would cry out to God. God would hear them and send a rescuer.
We must remember that the Kingdom of Christ is bigger than any election, any person or any country. We must remember that Christ came to "seek and to save that which was lost" (Luke 19:10). We must remember that the mission is to send the Gospel to all who have not heard (Matthew 28:18-20). We must remember that Jesus has promised to return for His Church (Ephesians 5). We must remember that man cannot destroy this world (Revelation 21,22).
"Let us not be weary in well doing, for we shall reap in due season if we faint not" (Galatians 6:9). Let us remember Who called us. Let us remember that God does not look on the outward appearance, but our at our heart (I Samuel 16:7). Let us remember that unity of the Body of Believers is not an option, it is a basic necessity for God's favor (John 13:35). Let us remember that prayer is the greatest force in the world.
We are called to be salt and light in a dark world (Matthew 5:13-16). We should not expect sinners to model life. We are called "Christians" by sinners only when we act like we have been with Christ.
Let us bear the Name "Christian" with dignity. Much Love, Pastor Bare Philippians 4:8