Don't you know anything?
Have you not been paying attention? Have you not been listening? Haven't you heard these stories all your life? Don't you understand the foundation of all things? God sits high above the round ball of earth. The people look like mere ants. He stretches out the skies like a canvas!!!
Isaiah is not pulling any punches here (Is 40:21-31). It’s a glorious and cage-rattling passage. Now you go read the rest, you’ll find more familiar sounding words at the end.
I confess I’ve felt the same this week. I want to shake people and say “Do you not see, do you not hear??? How can you not see the obvious?” The wonder of God moving in this world and in our lives is a glorious thing to behold. And then people say to me “How do you know God exists?” That’s when I have to fight the temptation to box their ears!
This last Sunday God moved amazingly for two people who by “chance” visited the evening service, and found the last minute ad-hoc changes to the service expressly tailored to meet their deep spiritual need. And during the week I encountered occasion after occasion where God was glorified in circumstances we too easily write of as coincidence. But when they pile one on top of the other in the midst of difficult times, coincidence becomes an impossible explanation, and we have to say “I see God”
In the slips of paper the school kids handed in (see previous Mordecai letters), the second most common question was of the form “Why don’t you reveal yourself?”
Well, we’ve now come through a week of prayer. (Did you pray?). We listened to God (Did you listen?). Did your eyes and ears see and hear more of God? Will your mouth open wider than ever before to speak praises of His name?
Last week I spoke of how God would be glorified and people helped if we would just listen to the whispers of those around us, and be Jesus to each other.
This week I want to shout with Isaiah to those who question His Glory, and say “Don't you know anything? Haven't you been listening?” He is present, He is active, He is here, and lets open our ears and eyes and sing His praises.
Lets take the wax out our ears