Originally posted on preacherontheweb:
“When that day comes, the deaf will be able to hear a book being read aloud, and the blind, who have been living in darkness, will open their eyes and see”.
Isa 29:18 GNB
The future is completely unknown – always. But it is when people look to the future that hopes arise, emotions are kindled and plans are formulated. In looking to the future an architect designs a possible building, a couple dreams of their future family and home, and a student applies her nose to the grindstone to qualify for a future career.
Many of those who wrote the Bible believed that God would one day act in his own good time and in his own chosen way. Always there was the exciting possibility that God would break in and do something wonderful to improve the lives of his people. So strong was their faith in God that they expected miracles to happen. And they never knew what God would do once he started. He had opened the sea for them to cross, delivered them from slavery, brought them to the Promised Land and enabled them to settle there. Maybe when he intervened again he would upset the round of suffering, uplift the handicapped and cast down the powerful and evil.
This is still the Christian hope. The God who raised Jesus from the dead is able to do mighty things. Sometimes he works through instant miracles. Sometimes he does it through the long graft of scientific research and medical technology. Up his sleeve he holds surprises – and sometimes, from a human viewpoint, disappointments.
We trust him and pray that he will grant the wholeness he wishes for all his children.