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Monday, September 10, 2012

Jesus' Message Still Goes Out

These days, we rely so heavily on the internet for everything, from shopping to deciding what's for dinner, and a little bit of everything in between.  I know that I do! When I logged my computer on today and began to discover that pieces of the internet had stopped working due to a massive webhosting problem, I was  upset.  However, I'm not despairing. The most important things in my life are not really in cyberspace, and they don't crumble under technical failure or bad health, human error or any other problem.

The very most important thing is my life is my relationship with Jesus Christ. It's so important to me that others hear about Him and get to find out how awesome it is to know Jesus.  I also want to make a contribution, no matter how small, to the defense of faith when it's under attack. That's my main motivation for this blog. Today, I'm reminded again that this message, God's message, will still go out, even if a problem rises up to block it.  God just can't be stopped!  He's too big, too powerful.

Even when He's being ignored over the airwaves, He has messengers on the ground.  When even they cannot speak, God speaks through Creation itself, or object lessons in our lives. What Daniel prophesied about God and His power is still true today:
Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. 
He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. 
He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. 
He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.  (Daniel 2: 20-22 NIV)

You know, reaching God is pretty low tech, because He designed it that way. You can talk to Him, anytime, anywhere, and you don't need a special device or specialized skills.  He can answer all of your questions, and no one can silence Him.  He can comfort you in the middle of a rotten day, and no one can interrupt Him when He's speaking. God is unstoppable, not merely because of the weakness of His enemies but rather due to the power of His righteousness. I know of no other who could truthfully be described this way: Accessible yet powerful, kind yet a conqueror, gentle yet unshakeable.  Do you know Him?
You answer us with awesome and righteous deeds, God our Savior, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas, who formed the mountains by your power, having armed yourself with strength, who stilled the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the turmoil of the nations. (Psalm 65: 5-7 NIV)