The Interruptions of God
I would like to highlight an important observation from our compass – the Bible. People like to think and some say ‘all things are continuing as they were from the beginning’. History and geology tell a different story. Biblical history records the interruptions of God.
Genesis chapter one, describes God interrupting with His voice “and God said”. His voice of power, His communication of intelligent information (eg DNA), His impartation of function and purpose (Logos), all this is repeated as God brings order into the heavens and the earth. As we scientifically discover the wonders of God’s intervening genius, we are caused to wonder, and worship Him.
Genesis chapter 7 records another interruption of God – judging lawlessness with a universal flood.
Genesis chapter 12 records another change to world history – God calls Abram to leave Ur and promises to him ‘the promised land’ ( and even today many are fighting over that precious piece of ‘promised land’!)
Exodus chapter 3 and 12 reveal a very powerful God judging the gods of Eygpt and in Exodus 20 the same holy God changing the course of humanity through the nation of Israel. The impact of Moses receiving the law, is still impacting our society today.
Has God interrupted again??
He sure has – in the birth of a King – Jesus the Son of God. Over and again God speaks from heaven saying of Jesus “This is my beloved Son,.....”
That one solitary life has changed the face of the earth (morally and spiritually) more than any other.
The book of Acts, is replete with God interrupting yet again. Acts 2 records something significant on God’s calendar - the sending into the world the holy Spirit to indwell all believers.
Acts 9, God interrupts the wild ambitions of Saul of Tarsus
Acts 10 God pulls down the prejudices’ of Peter to include the Gentiles in the wide embrace of grace abundant.
Will God interrupt again? -Peter the apostle puts it this way “by the same WORD the heavens and the earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgement and destruction of the ungodly” 2 Peter 3.7 God does have plans and a calendar and we do well to be alert and watching .
May the Lord help you to see that God has been active, still is and will yet interrupt in a very public way.