I am writing this on Wednesday morning prior to heading away for a week long break. Having briefly browsed the front pages, I realise that God only knows what will happen over the next few days. At present it appears that Robert Mugabe has been deposed, that Donald Trump and Kim Jong il show no signs of cooling down their dangerous stand off and that Parliament remains in turmoil over Brexit. But what of the future?
Six hundred years before The Lord Jesus was born, the prophet Isaiah wrote; ‘The nations are in chaos, and their kingdoms crumble! God’s voice thunders, and the earth melts!
The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us; the God of Israel is our fortress. Come, see the glorious works of the Lord: See how he brings destruction upon the world. He causes wars to end throughout the earth. He breaks the bow and snaps the spear; he burns the shields with fire.’ (Isaiah 6:9)
Wow. Isn’t that amazing? God promises to intervene and to involve himself with the world that He created. However, the passage doesn’t stop with that amazing pronouncement. Rather, God issues a personal invitation to you and to me. In verse 10 we read;
“Be still, and know that I am God!”
I encourage you then this week. Despite the business of your calendar and the chaos that surrounds, to be still, to savour, to delight in and to be satisfied with the presence of God
Yours and His, Gareth