THE STORY OF JESUS: Isaiah 31-33
“Your eyes will see Jerusalem, a peaceful abode that will not be moved.” (Isaiah 33:20)
What would this world look like, if it were paradise?
Imagine if there were no violence, hatred, abuse, illness, loneliness, sin.
This is the dream that God holds out to Israel through Isaiah.
But He holds it out as a contrast to the misery of their present lives.
Their misery, and ours, is the result of our not letting God be God.
I can relate to this in my own experience.
I have times when I neglect time with God, and just do life on my own.
The times when I do not involve God very soon becoming difficult or draining.
I struggle with burnout, fatigue, frustration, loneliness, emptiness.
This is not the life God wants for me, or for anyone.
But as long as we hold back from God, we miss out on God’s best.
Our world is the mess it is because people think they can do it without God.
Instead of ‘a peaceful abode that will not be moved’, we experience chaos.
Is the life I am living now the life that God wants for me… that I want?
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, I know better, but I still put off including You in my daily activity. Open my eyes to see You everywhere and always, open my heart to welcome You. Give me a taste of the LIFE You died to give me!