Tuesday, February 24, 2015

An Ordinary Day Interrupted By An Extraordinary God?

Eva Ruth
Isaiah 40: 1-8
Today as I prepared to teach, I was reminded of a day last year. It was an ordinary day, a Friday, which was just like any other Friday until the word “snow” was mentioned in the small South Carolina town where I lived. Children everywhere were filled with anticipation as the day progressed. More than one adult mumbled at the sheer mention of the word. BUT when the first flakes began to fall, children from everywhere ran out and danced with JOY at the wondrous sight as the snow blanketed the town. Even the stoic adults hardened hearts melted as the town experienced the first measureable snow fall in over seven years. An ordinary day had been transformed into an extraordinary one. Doesn’t God call us to worship, to spend time with Him in a similar fashion? At the very mention of the word “worship”, we should be filled with anticipation of the coming event, a time to be with God. As God pours out His spirit to blanket us, our hearts overflow with joy as we experience His very presence. An ordinary Friday was transformed into an extraordinary one. You know, snow doesn’t last forever but God’s love and desire to be among us does. Hear what the Bible says:

The grass withers, and the flower fades, but the word of our God, stands forever!”

Let us always be prepared in our hearts to worship God so that the ordinary may become the extraordinary.

Father God, thank you for the gift of your presence in our daily lives. May we be ever aware of you. May we be transformed day by day by your spirit. Amen.

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