Living Our Part Of The Story.
“Why isn’t God still speaking to us today like He did in the Bible?”
My son had just finished his biscuits and gravy, and his question felt a little heavy for 9 a.m.
Yet, I know it’s the same question the world asks as we wait for whatever comes next.
Why isn’t God showing Himself to us today like He did to Moses in the burning bush?
Why does scripture have a stopping place since time keeps rolling on?
All good questions.
But the deeper we get into God’s Word and into examining our own lives, the more we realize God is in fact still showing Himself and speaking to us just as he addressed the New Testament church in Acts.
Because we are the New Testament church.
So, let’s find us an open pew back in the Book of Acts, and take a seat there for a minute.
Because, Church, this is the place in scripture where we find ourselves living today.
“He (Jesus) said to them: It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:7-8
It’s here where God sends his Holy Spirit to give His followers power to discern His will and be His witnesses to a world longing for relief.
And His Spirit is still very much alive and active:
That time you could’ve driven right on by but stopped to lend a hand.
That time your frustration got the best of you, so you humbled yourself and apologized.
That time you cried out to God in fear, and He took your burdens and turned your pain into praise.
God still guides. God still sustains. God still provides.
And the mystery and the grace of it all is this — we don’t have to work for any of it. We don’t have to guess what comes next. We don’t have to reconcile how far we’ve fallen with how much higher God resides.
ALL Because of Jesus.
Because Jesus took our punishment as the perfect sacrifice. He pardoned our sin. And He gave us a new will to live. In His Kingdom here as it will be in heaven.
So, we are alive and here today to take over the pulpit from Preacher Paul and share our conversion stories with a world that needs hope and relief.
God is still using us to bring His good news to the ends of the Earth.
Friends, let’s keep in mind there was silence before Jesus was born into this world that long awaited Him. And even if His message is delivered differently than it was centuries ago, our lives are speaking to God’s faithfulness as we await His triumphant return.
Let’s join His church in sharing the good news today.
He is coming again.