Here's the scripture that stuck this week:
I Kings 19:11-14 The Message
11-12 Then he was told, "Go, stand on the mountain at attention before God. God will pass by."
A hurricane wind ripped through the mountains and shattered the rocks before God, but God wasn't to be found in the wind; after the wind an earthquake, but God wasn't in the earthquake; and after the earthquake fire, but God wasn't in the fire; and after the fire a gentle and quiet whisper.
13-14 When Elijah heard the quiet voice, he muffled his face with his great cloak, went to the mouth of the cave, and stood there. A quiet voice asked, "So Elijah, now tell me, what are you doing here?" Elijah said it again, "I've been working my heart out for God, the God-of-the-Angel-Armies, because the people of Israel have abandoned your covenant, destroyed your places of worship, and murdered your prophets. I'm the only one left, and now they're trying to kill me."This makes me think of statements that religious leaders have made through time, claiming that acts of nature or terrorist attacks are actually condemnations of God. This has definitely not shown the love of God. This has not helped our world come back to God. Are we looking for God in the hurricanes and earthquakes, when He's simply just whispering to us? We've got to quit asking for the voice of God and start asking for the ears and hearts to listen.
What's your Word?