There is a series of 5 utube videos which are unlike anything you have ever seen before. I have inserted them all at the bottom of my post, but hope you can bear with me, as I try to give you a frame for the content of these gems. Each video is the continuation of the previous one, so do watch them in the order they appear.
Do you feel choked? Do you feel pressed from every corner? Do you feel like someone is coming after you but there is nowhere to hide? Do you feel all the doom and gloom is starting to strangle the life out of you? Well, I certainly feel like that some times, when I look at the world spinning out of control all around me, or is it? Evil is rampant in our world. Innocent people get killed everyday. Millions die of hunger and disease everyday. Millions are abused and mistreated everyday. Man’s greed has finally turned against him. Jobs and financial security are banishing all over the place and worse still, all of this is having a dramatic impact on the general public whose morale and lack of hope are falling down a spiral of despair and terror.
For centuries, we have looked at ways to overcome all these problems which have existed from the beginning of time, and yet generation after generation humankind keep falling in the same traps and making the same mistakes. We try to save the planet, we try to save ourselves. The truth is WE CAN’T. We have proved to ourselves that we are unable to do anything good consistently, because the evil tendencies in us more often than not, overrule what the other better half is doing in us, through us. Is it any wonder things are the way they are, when the majority of us have put God on the shelf, because we are too busy living or should I say dying? It all depends on how you look at it.
It seems most of us have forgotten that there is a name, a name above all names, the name of JESUS: the world’s only hope of Salvation, Restoration and Redemption. The only way to overcome and to avoid self-destruction is through the hope we have in Jesus: the way, the truth and the life.
I don’t know about you, but I am sick of the intoxicating air my lungs have been breathing in these last few weeks with the amount of negativity, pessimism and sheer despair that reigns in our communities at the moment. I am not talking about those people who have nothing. I am not talking about people who are contemplating suicide, because they just don’t know how to face another day in this very turbulent planet. And I am certainly not talking about the thousands of Christians being persecuted and often murdered for being the light and the salt in this very, very decaying world. I am talking about you and me, who have so much already, and yet we still moan and groan and pray to God for more blessing and favour upon our lives. We bow down to pray, but we still have the audacity to bombard Him with our own agendas and requests, instead of remaining silent and breathing in His spirit, so that we can find out what is on His heart, how to best SERVE HIM.
Last night our house group which meets every Monday to offer each other friendship, support and prayer, and to attempt to discover together what is in God’s heart, experienced one of those one-off moments in life, when you suddenly get a glimpse of God’s power and awesomeness; one of those moments when all worries and anxieties of the day are beautifully taken away as we take stock of who we are in relation to God’s staggering and breath-taking creation; a moment when we all simultaneously become stuck for words and are humbled to our knees by the sheer magnitude of what is out there, and the sheer mystery of a God whose power is unfathomable and yet would become one of us microscopic earthlings in order to restore his relationship with the ones He created in His own image. Everything in the universe is wrapped up in incomprehensible and infinite beauty, the intricate and perfectly balanced creation is testimony to a Supreme Being whose existence is so beyond our small intellect and understanding.
But despite all that, there are still many out there who deny God’s existence. Human arrogance and pride is so blinding, one can persuade himself and others that they are indeed the center of the universe. Never mind about the millions of stars in the heavens that give tribute to the King of Kings, “It is my life, my money, my freedom and I do with it all what I want”, many say, as they forget whose they are and the grace upon which they are able to prevail and without which, they would be blasted into nothingness quicker than you can say “EGO”. It is such a ridiculous frame of mind, one feels tempted to laugh, if it wasn’t for the fact that in reality, it is anything but funny.
NO EYE HAS SEEN
NO EAR HAS HEARD
NO MIND HAS CONCEIVED
May I please, please encourage you to watch the videos below which our house group and I watched last night. Without a shadow of a doubt, this is one of the best things I have ever watched.
Father God, I pray that you will bless all the readers of this blog who yet don’t know you, with enough humility to contemplate the thought that you do indeed exist, and are in absolute and perfect control of the mammoth universe that YOU created, and yet in your love and splendour, became one of us to erase our sin and open the door in our lives that will lead to sharing with YOU in that Magnificence, that Splendour, that Glory and Utter Mystery.
Be blessed and be bowled over by how much Mighty God cares for minuscule us.
Be amazed by
GOD’S ASTRONOMICAL GRACE