Down through the ages there has been only one thing that has truly remained the same, never being affected by the trials and tribulations of mankind and that has been the Word of God. Society has evolved in many other areas of life. There have been changes that are serious and those that seem never to have a lasting effect, but the one constant, the one thing you can really count on has been the Word of our living Lord. God created this world and mankind to live in it knowing that He would one day bring perfection to it, yet giving his created beings the gift of allowing them to see what they could do on their own before reminding them that He has always been in charge.
Has that been a good thing? As we go back and study the many ways in which life has changed and the many battles that have been fought there is only one thing that has remained constant – HIS WILL IS THE ONLY THING THAT WILL STAND. Is that a good thing, are we better because of His wisdom and love for His created beings? I, for one, surely hope so. As one studies and relives events of the past, hoping for a better future, we find many times when man has succumbed to the evil desires of God’s arch enemy, the Devil. However, one thing has always remained constant and clear – the Devil will never ultimately win the battle. Mankind, in his failings, is and always has been much loved by his Creator, who in His vast love for His children also created a path for us to find, a path which would lead back to the way He desired for things to be. After all the time that has passed it is still there waiting patiently for us to discover.
As human beings we have often learned what our eternal foe can accomplish in his freedom and often we have succumbed to the things that seemed to lead us down a more interesting and profitable path. Did anyone leave a pile of bread crumbs so we could find our way back? It is a given that we will find the devil’s path is not one we really want for ourselves or our children?
The early followers of our Lord learned, some the hard way. Noah battled a world with only one boat and way too much water. Jonah is the only man who has ever seen, first hand, the inside of a whale’s belly. Moses found his way to life floating down a river. Lazarus walked out of a tomb after four days that others might believe in the power of Jesus over life and death. One fish and one loaf managed to feed a multitude. Water was turned into wine by a word from Jesus. The sinner nailed to a cross was shown mercy and his way to heaven. On and on we can find stories of God’s mercies and power. Even today we celebrate the life of Billy Graham, a man God honored even unto death. If it is proof we desire why then is it we continue to believe we have a better plan?
I guess the answer to the question is that man has always wanted to prove that he is better and smarter than any other. Why God allowed man to have an ego I don’t know, but I do know that the angels in heaven rejoice when another human being is saved. I also know that I am happier when I think the Lord I love is pleased with what I have done. He not only gives me the power to know and accomplish His will, but He gives me the pleasure of hearing Him say Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord (Matthew 25:21).
We are currently living in a time where more than ever before we need the touch of a loving hand; we need a God who has the power to change things and loves us even though we have strayed from the path He first designed. Are we willing to change?
All that I need is to be with You and in the quiet to hear Your voice –
Word of God speak!