Words from the Heart for Wednesday August 8th, 2018
But their idols are silver and gold, made by human hands. They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see.
Psalm 115:4-5 (NIV)
Speechless Mouths, Sightless Eyes
Manmade objects of worship are followed by thousands of people across the world. Yet, God has no equals and knows no competition. He is the Greatest One. The idols made by man have a mouth but no word is heard form them. Their eyes cannot see those in need. Our God has eyes to see and ears to hear and cares about each of us. What a wonderful God He is.
When Canada’s new 10 dollar bill was unveiled this past March, it was a 90 year old woman from North Sydney Nova Scotia who stole the show. Wanda Robson is the sister of Canadian civil rights leader Viola Desmond, who is featured on the new bill. Robson captivated the Halifax audience with her genuine delight at seeing her sister on Canadian currency. “I was speechless,” she said describing her reaction to the bank note. “It’s beyond what I ever thought. It’s beautiful.”
I have visited many Temples and worship centres of idolatrous religions. In some of these religions there are millions of gods and millions of idols. You can wander through the markets in many countries and you will discover table after table, booth after booth, filled with little statues that are in fact idols. You will see them sitting on dashboards of millions of cars in some of these countries. And as I look at them, I wondered who had made these and in what factory. It is heartbreaking to consider that millions of people are putting their faith and trust in these statuettes. It has always been so. Psalm 115:4-5 says this: “But their idols are silver and gold, made by human hands. They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see.” What a descriptive way to define idols – they have mouths but cannot speak, eyes but cannot see. The God whom we know through faith in Jesus Christ is a living, speaking God, who has revealed Himself through the Bible and through the person of Jesus Christ. His Holy Spirit fills our lives with His holiness and power. Our God sees all things and speaks into our lives to love and guide us.
These have been words from the heart.