Don’t look now, but God is on the move. He will not be stopped by parking barricades or security perimeters. He will not mind the plans of officials and well-meaning leaders. He will not be thwarted by failed religious practices, false shepherds or criminal acts against children. He will not be deterred by feeble efforts of the masses to deny Him or turn from Him. God is on the move in the humble heart of His servant.
Don’t look now, but God is shining His light on the Family. Eighteen thousand pilgrims have journeyed to the City of Brotherly Love to seek His favor on their own beloved. There is no dusk in God. His light will not be dimmed by falsehood, philosophies, crime or terror. Nor will it flicker in light of social trends or those who would undermine the heritage of faith that has prevailed in God’s people since the days of Father Abraham. God is shining His light on this generation and those that follow for the purpose of blessing the world through the family of God.
Don’t look now, but God is feeding the poor. He is exalting the humble. He is breaking down the strongholds of greed and materialism that deny daily bread to the hungry and disadvantaged. He is stirring the hearts of His faith community to deny themselves for the sake of their near neighbors. He is calling for us to radically extend God’s grace to others. God is dispensing His compassion and provision to the poor, the homeless, the frail and the weak.
Don’t look now, but God is appealing to the seat of our government. He is in the midst of our elected officials and circulating among our leaders. He is invading our airspace and our airwaves. He is challenging our logic, our laws, and our lack of integrity. He is exposing the plight of untruthful representation of our people. He is revealing personal agendas and ungodly practices. God is beckoning us to rule in the fear of God for the good of the people.
Don’t look now, but God is calling His Church to unity. He is sending us into the world with a message of love of God and love of others. He is consecrating us as ambassadors and peacemakers to impart His justice and His loving-kindness to all we meet. He is demanding our attention to the persecuted and the powerless. God is calling us to Oneness in His Name.
Don’t look now, but the Bible says that Jesus is coming again! And He won’t break through the clouds on Air Alitalia. He will come with His own heavenly beings and his own fanfare of trumpets and clashes of cymbals. There will be no formal announcement of His arrival or a set number of days of preparation. Yes, Jesus is coming again and there will a worship service as the world has never known.
Don’t look now, but God has sent His servant Francis to our shores. Welcome to America, Jorge Mario Bergoglio. May the Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. Numbers 6:27
He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8