A relationship with God and His communication with us can take many forms. After all He has used everything from a great flood, to a lion’s den, to a whore, to a talking ass, to writing on a wall, to the Ultimate sacrifice of His Only Begotten Most Precious Son to show us His Love – so what happens to those who don’t listen? God’s natural selection!
“Truly I tell you,” he continued, “no prophet is accepted in his hometown. I assure you that there were many widows in Israel in Elijah’s time, when the sky was shut for three and a half years and there was a severe famine throughout the land. Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them, but to a widow in Zarephath in the region of Sidon.” – Luke 4:24-26
The more we try to stuff God into a box of our understanding – the more He leaks out! The more we try to limit the Love of God – the more our society is faced with situations where His Love, Mercy and Light come Shinning through, however probably Not in the way we would expect!
The reason for Everything is God Is Love! Yes I know that is a brazen and big statement but I believe God Is constantly at work through All things, people, events and the motion of our lives to show us how much He cares for us, Loves us and desperately wants us to have a relationship with Him!
The problem isn’t Gods desire for us to sit on His lap and be Loved – it’s our inability to see, comfort in what we think we see, our bitterness, anger or feeding of the temporary cravings that forces us to miss the eternal bliss that starts Here and Now IF we will open ourselves to it, realize His Goodness, look up and say, “Abba I ouch, Abba I need you!”
Walking down an aisle and saying a bunch of words on a piece of paper endorsed by the group that owns the aisle you just walked down does Nothing more than wear out your shoe leather and cause you to have a pain in certain locations of your anatomy!
IT’S THE HEART – IT’S ALL ABOUT YOUR HEART! Look at the people who came to Jesus and you will see this – He could see the heart of a person before they uttered a word – He knew they if were ready to say, “Abba I ouch, Abba I need you!”
The Grace of God and The Hope of God and The Mercy of God goes where it is welcome and yes that includes going to places and regions that are Not part of the Jews, a Christian church or religious organization and perhaps the people that have been known to worship other gods – mini-gods and suddenly found out how mini they were like in the case that Jesus mentioned above!
This is why the law was created! From the time of Adam and Eve having one law to the time of Moses to our current time – the law gets us to God, points us in the place to get our need met which means to leave All condemnation, shame and guilt behind us and Live in the Light of His Amazing Grace and Light of His Eternal Love!
The law was Never supposed to be a test of righteousness like it is today, but rather a road map into pain so that we could find the Oasis of His Peace on the other side!