April 2015 , will be a month that a lot of folks will hold in their memories for some time. Things just didn’t add up for a lot of folks desires.
I read a post on Facebook from a friend that read: “What month are we on?? Feels like a Feb morning….” Yea those things make you stop and wonder why or how we have one day at 70 degrees, and then Snow back on the ground two days later. Yet as I read the responses to that post I laughed for a bit then wanted to stop and cry. One answer read: “Mother Nature needs to check the calender“. This one made me cry a bit and start thinking about the topic on here.
As I put the idea together in my head yet another friend sent me a message about a Bible passage that pointed to this same idea. I sort of knew I had to write this one, while the ideas were still fresh in my head.
Well I have to go back to the Old Testament of the Bible to start this. You see God sends us messages in the smallest things around us. AS we look around us, we see folks adopting ideas that don’t coincide with the what the Bible teaches. But so many have simply stop reading what the word says, and go by accepting what one person has to offer. And more os than most God is standing there waiting to answer or help.
Back in the Old Testament when the people Israel were in the desert and they started to turn on him, they were sent venemous snakes to bite them and destroy the evil within. And God said to put up a serpent on a pole, and by simply looking at it, they would be saved.
So Moses made a bronze snake and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, they lived. Num 21:9
God gave his people a choice at life, they simply had to choose to live and accept him. Today with everything going on God is looking for ways to call his people, and all of humanity back to look at his love and saving power. And everyday he reaches out and yet so many look at all other things except his voice, and his love.
As I sat in Church this Sunday morning I got a message from another friend that read,
“I opened my bible to read it and this came up. Isaiah 66 I really didn’t understand this please help me“
Here is what it says:
1. This is what the Lord says:
“Heaven is my throne,
and the earth is my footstool.
Where is the house you will build for me?
Where will my resting place be?
2. Has not my hand made all these things,
and so they came into being?”
declares the Lord.
“These are the ones I look on with favor:
those who are humble and contrite in spirit,
and who tremble at my word. Isa. 66:1-2
When one hasn’t read the Bible in a while, and you simply open his word and this comes right out at you. Your heart should stop, make you think. Then you read on, you pray and listen.
Where is the house you will build for me? This is the question here that is important. Have we stopped building the home for our Lord within our hearts? Have we stopped listening to softness of his loving voice, in the echos of the wind. And have we lost the feel of his warm embrace in the midst of the seasons?
And yet he still cries like from the cross, here I am “LOOK AT ME”