Watch, Wait, Wonder -- Part 3

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The Hebrews, the Jewish nation, settled into their promised land. Through the years, through the long, long, waiting years God sent men, prophets, to remind His people of His promises. 

On Isaiah’s lips the promise “My mercy and my justice are coming soon. My salvation is on the way.” 

Jeremiah too proclaimed the words of God “I will give you shepherds after my own heart.”

Ezekiel saw our dry bones become full of life again.

God showed Daniel a vision of the future, a future where the Savior reigns victorious. 

Hosea 

Joel

Amos

Obadiah

Jonah 

Micah

And all the rest.

God spoke the same promise through each of them. “There is One coming, who will restore our broken relationship. He will turn the hearts of men back to their God.”

“And he will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Almighty God the Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

Through each of these men God’s plan became louder and clearer. Each of these men were flawed, imperfect human beings. But soon there would come a man who was perfect. Only He could restore us. Only He could save us from our slavery.

Through all those long years of waiting, God’s whisper - 

Watch. 

Wait.

Wonder.

The waiting is the hardest part, isn’t it? We don’t do waiting very well. Now action, action we can do. But God says “Be still. Be still and know that I am God.” 

There came a time when there were no more prophets, when the God of heaven seemed silent. And, silence always make the waiting worse. 

But friends, even in our darkest, quietest moments, even when God seems silent and our waiting seems endless, His promise always holds true. “I am doing something in your own day, something you wouldn’t believe even if someone told you about it.” (Hab. 1:5)