Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Acts of God

"... the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire the sound of a low whisper And when Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. - 1st Kings 19:11b-13a (ESB)
Floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, and fires are call "Acts of God", but Elijah knew the quiet whisper was the real "Act Of God" and that's when he responded.

It has been said we miss the miraculous because we are looking for the spectacular. God chooses the ordinary - the low whisper, a blue collar carpenter family, a stable at an obscure inn of an obscure town, rough fishermen and IRS agents, even our own hands, feet, and possessions - to express Himself.

Being an ordinary expression of Christ is our mission, should we choose to accept it, and it is miraculous.

- fritz

1 comment:

  1. This one is poetry and it made me cry. thank you. BJ