"An Act Of God". 02/10/2014 (Morning thought)

Isaiah 53:5  But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.  6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

We hear ever so often that earthquakes, volcanoes, tornadoes, lightning, and hurricanes are "acts of God". These descriptions are even incorporated into the language of most insurance companies in describing the fearful convulsions of nature, while no mention is made of the destructive work of Satan and his angels as manifested in the experiences of Job.

However, the word of God pulls back the curtain and shows us what, "an act of God" really looks like. After the fall of man, God made a solemn promise to the human family to send Jesus Christ to redeem us from our sins, and also to grant us eternal life. But this would require "an act of God"; so what did God do? Our passage of scripture for today explains: Instead of leaving us to suffer the natural results of sin, God sent His Son into the world to bear the full brunt of our transgressions, by suffering the most cruel and inhumane death, so that we might have eternal life. All of the consequences of our sins were patiently borne by our Redeemer so that we might have life more abundantly. This is what should be referred to as "an act of God".

And so the real question that needs to be answered within the domain of every heart today is what do we do with the solution that has been provided. The Lord does not condemn anyone for being born into sin, nor does He judge us based on hereditary or cultivated tendencies to evil. The thing He is most concerned about is what we do with Jesus, the remedy that has been provided at such a staggering cost. Let us therefore be careful not to treat in a flippant manner, God's gracious overtures towards us through Jesus Christ. Let us therefore avail ourselves of His salvation while probation lingers, so that we may experience a saving relationship with Him today, for it is written: "Today if you will hear His voice, harden not your hearts". We sincerely hope and pray that everyone will experience in their own lives today, "An act of God" through the kindness of His son Jesus Christ. God bless!