God loves to get a rise out of people.
“You made a name for yourself, which remains to this day. You divided the sea before them, so that they passed through it on dry ground, but you hurled their pursuers into the depths, like a stone into mighty waters. By day you led them with a pillar of cloud,and by night with a pillar of fire to give them light on the way they were to take.” Nehemiah 9:10
To this day, His works and ways make people stand in awe. Some of them are so outrageous, that people just can’t believe the stories. They are just too much, too far fetched. They’d rather stay comfortable than dare to believe in something outside of their box.
Me, on the other hand…
I want to believe in something ludicrous. I want to believe in something that I couldn’t think up on my own.
I want to believe in a God who does wonders, and never stops coming up with new ways to amaze me.
Who would want a god who is boring & predictable with nothing in their pocket?
The burning bush, walking on water, being resurrected…I stand in awe at the mere thought of it. Imagine seeing it, living it.
Some would rather believe in nothing than to take a chance on Him.
He takes chances on us everyday. He does so knowing that we will fail. But He never once turns away.
Have you ever considered that one of His reasons for performing outrageous acts is to get our attention?
We must allow ourselves to be open minded and not put God in a box. Isaiah 55 says that His ways are not our ways.
Don’t forsake eternity just because you don’t understand. He wants to show you many things, but most of all, love. Let Him.
“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” – 2 Corinthians 1:18
“For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.” – 1 Corinthians 1:25
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” – Hosea 4:6
“Aslan is a lion- the Lion, the great Lion.”
“Ooh” said Susan. “I’d thought he was a man. Is he-quite safe? I shall feel rather nervous about meeting a lion”…
“Safe?” said Mr Beaver …”Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.” –
C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe