It is in times like this that God seems lame, paralysed, underachieving, or worse, non-achieving
How can He sit so still and watch people suffer like this? How can He fold His arms and do nothing?
But just now it struck me: Could it be?
Could it be that God does work in all situations to bring about His will?
Could it be that His silence is not a sign of His inaction?
Could it be that He is still all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-seeing?
Could it be that He has not left us to our own devices, that He’s still merciful, and still interested in the establishment of His kingdom on earth?
Could it be that He is able to reveal Himself to men unaided, as He did to Saul of Tarsus?
Could it be that at the fullness of time, all who “kick against the goads” will be faced with the one they are persecuting?
Could it be that in this time of remembering His death, resurrection and life, He can bring about life in the place of death?
Could it be that He can give life to the souls of the men who have been used by the prince of darkness to bring about theft, death, and destruction?
Could it be that He could turn things on their heads and show Himself strong?
Could it be that once again when the world is expecting an extravagant messiah, He can come in the most subtle yet most powerful of ways?
Could it be that the cross would re-emerge as the place of victory over death, hell and the grave? Not just in our subconscious, but right before our very eyes?
Could it be that the gruesome manifestations of sick minds that we’ve seen in the past months and days might not be an end in themselves?
I mean, could it be that the reason why Jesus came could be re-underlined during these holidays?
“It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”
Could it be that influencers of this movement against progress, who ironically are victims of a deeper oppression, might be set free?
Could it be that Jesus can save?
Could it be that Jesus can save Boko Haram’s ringleaders and influencers?
Could it be that He will?
“And so far I was still unknown by sight to the churches of Christ in Judea (the country surrounding Jerusalem). They were only hearing it said, He who used to persecute us is now proclaiming the very faith he once reviled and which he set out to ruin and tried with all his might to destroy. And they glorified God [as the Author and Source of what had taken place] in me.”
Could it be that you and I are to pray that the Holy Spirit would teach us where to stand in this flow?
Could it be that you and I are to take authority and ask that God’s kingdom would come, His will be done in His way?
All these were thoughts in the night watches.
Joy comes in the morning.