Stop, Look, and Listen

Isaiah 55:3 – Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live.

In the early days of cell phones and service providers, there was an advertisement that asked repeatedly, “Can you hear me now?”  The questioner moved about looking for the right location where his signal would be picked up and heard on the other end. He had to ask more than once.

Could it be that in the midst of the world’s current events, God is asking, “Can you hear Me now?”

A robust, bustling America was hit hard with a dangerous and deadly virus, forcing lockdowns and isolations, heavily damaging the economy.  Earthquake tremors have increased in the land, with more than 300 of them in Yellowstone National Park during the month of May alone. Spring tornadoes ripped communities apart, and rains caused dams to burst in other areas.  Wildfires blackened vast tracts of land and destroyed livelihoods. Other parts of the world experienced severe cyclones, sudden volcanic eruptions, plagues of locusts that decimated crops, and much more.

“Can you hear Me now?”

As you stop today and “unplug” from the cares of America and even the whole Earth for a moment or two, place yourself where you can hear from the Lord. Look upon what has befallen your community—and not only inside of “natural” disaster, but the calamities that are man-made—the effects of sin in a fallen world. Open your Bible and read to listen to the voice of God. A word used in some translations is “harken,” that includes not only listening to hear, but listening to recall, comparing what you hear now with what you have heard before.

But don’t’ let it end there. Fall on your knees and pray. God can and will hear you!

Pray With Us

The prayer you usually see here was intentionally omitted. This is the time for your own deep and urgent cry to your Heavenly Father.

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