Wouldn’t it be nice if what we need to know was always laid out in front of us? Splashed on the local billboard, or sent via text or email?
The “writing on the wall” is a great idea but only if it reads good news.
Bad news is easy; just turn on the TV. Check the internet. Log in to your social network and you’ll find the latest in gossip, violence and crime centrally located so you can’t miss it.
So, where’s the good news? In the print so small it can only be read with a magnifying glass.
Ephesians 2:8 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.”
Good news doesn’t get attention like bad news. Ratings are lost covering the truth. Media prefers ratings over encouragement and hope.
Why promote anything good? The world is a chaotic mess. Listening to the majority of people you would get the idea God either doesn’t exist anymore or left.
The reason many believe God left and hasn’t returned is they see no evidence of him; he is nowhere to be found.
That depends on what you are looking at, reading or listening to. It may also depend on which doors you open.
He was born in a manger surrounded by farm animals, not a palace.
He walked on foot during his ministry wearing a cloak and sandals, not fancy robes and handmade shoes.
Forget the gold and silver placed on many heads of Kings, his Crown of Thorns was used as a mockery of the position he claimed.
The questions remains for many “Why did God do it this way? Why wasn’t Jesus born the King of Kings in a palace made for royalty? Why is God so mysterious? Why can’t he call me and tell me what he wants?”
If we knew the answers to those questions, he might not be God.
And maybe God didn’t want to do it that way.
Maybe God is smarter than all of us; put together.
My theory is God prefers to walk in the back doors of our lives; quietly, gently and mostly when invited. He shows up frequently when we are alone and desperate. He speaks for the most part peacefully and calmly. In reality, his word sheds his genuine spirit and character allowing the reader to get to know him in a personal manner. His wisdom, knowledge and understanding are packaged waiting to be unwrapped by anyone who seeks to learn what many have no idea even exists.
If you are waiting for God to knock on your front door, your wait may be long.
IF you seek his presence on a regular basis, leave the back door opened.
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