Words from the Heart for Wednesday August 14th, 2019
Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near.
Isaiah 55:6 (NIV)
Call Upon Him
The Bell Homestead, home for a number of years to Alexander Graham Bell, overlooks the Grand River in Brantford, Ontario. Bell worked on his famous invention at his family’s home here, and made the world’s first long-distance phone call from this location on August 10, 1876 – from the Homestead to the general store in Mount Pleasant just south of Brantford. Bell’s invention changed the world.
The God who created all things tells us in the Bible that He is the eternal now – the I AM who is outside of time and space. At the same time, He created time and established the ability for all of His creation to live within time, having a sense of the rhythm of life in seconds, minutes, hours, days, months and years. History has a beginning and it will have an end, and the life that we live is brief, even if we live to a ripe old age. Isaiah the prophet understood that and writes in Isaiah 55:6: “Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near.” Christian theologians refer to the day in which we live as “the day of grace.” Through Jesus’ death and resurrection, we are offered the gift of eternal life, and as the Holy Spirit draws us to Christ, we have the opportunity to enter into a life transforming relationship with Him. How blessed we are to live in a time when God’s gift of eternal life is available. We are invited to call upon Him, and we are given the promise that He is near. Take time today to seek the Lord, and call upon Him in faith. You will experience new life, both in time and eternity.
These have been words from the heart.