Was there ever a prophet your fathers did not persecute? They even killed those who predicted the coming of the Righteous One. And now you have betrayed and murdered him- Acts 7:52
The story is always the same. Men resist looking to God. Stubbornly people refuse to turn their hearts and their lives to the Lord. They don´t want to seek Him in a way worthy of the Almighty God. In fact they resist anyone who steps out if line and lifts God up as we should. It is sad, but true. Men have always misunderstood and resented those who stood closest to God. Now Stephen lets them have it! Or is he giving it to us?
Is there any Way that God could be reaching out to us today? Could the Lord be trying to convey a message to us? Is there someone or something that is speaking to us now? Is there a tug, a nudge, a call to look more fully towards the Lord? If so, what will we do with it? The tendency is to overlook it. Many resist the thought of change violently. But if we would stand on the side of God, should we bow to this quiet reminder? Should we take a moment to seek the Lord? Shall we examine our hearts and make sure no opposition is found in us? Shall we turn to Christ today instead of resisting what is from God now?
Our race tends to resist turning to You. Please do not let us fall to that today! Let us come! Let us into Your Presence, to worship You, know You, and revel in Your majesty! Far from resisting You in any way, help us seek you now we pray!
By S.D. Wonenberg