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October 3rd, 20

October 3rd, 20

Daily Radio Bible Podcast


There’s an Aha Moment Coming

Today’s readings are Esther 1 -2 , Psalm 150, and Luke 17.  We are reading from the New Living Translation.

Things are happening behind the scenes in human history.  God is at work, but often in the moment, it doesn’t look that way.  But rest assured, He’s expertly arranging this story to work out just as he planned.  And one day there’s going to be a giant aha moment and it’s going to become very clear. Esther reminds us of this.  In this amazing little book, God’s name is never mentioned, and yet his hand is seen in every word and in every line.  When we look at it from the end, when we see it from it’s conclusion, it becomes so obvious to us. Then it’s one giant, massive aha moment.  Of course!  Look how God was arranging things! Look at how he was scheduling things just so.

It’s not just true of Esther’s life.  Our lives are like that too.   It may not have been obvious in the moment, but in the end, when our life and story conclude,  we will see that he was there the whole time.  We will have that aha moment – we will see and know.  

 

And so it is in human history itself.  When it concludes, we will see that God was at work through it all.  It will be like no other aha moment the world has ever known – when we see the kingdom of God fully arrived.  Until then, we can live with that aha moment  in mind. That’s what living by faith is.  It’s trusting in God, even when it doesn’t seem like he’s there, and it’s not obvious that he’s at work.  That’s why we come to the Word every day.  Esther and the prophets are reminding us that there is a big aha moment coming.  If we pay close attention and look at the Word carefully, we will see glimpses of what he’s up to.  We will see that moment coming, even before it arrives.

Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. (Heb 11:1 NLT)

God is at work.  His hand is all over your story. Right there in the thick of it, it’s hard to see and recognize that, but, at the story’s conclusion it’s one giant Aha, of course, God!  You were with me all the time.  You never let me go.

Live with this perspective today.  There’s an aha coming.  Hold closely to his Word until that day comes.