This is the second in a series of posts written by our very own Paul Burgess. See the first post and an introduction to the series here.
“Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery.” (Hebrews 2:14-15)
Those concerned with their mortality have been given a “time out” for considering. Control was a mirage. We thought we were the boss until we were sent to our rooms. But God has graciously given us time to meditate on what really matters.
This will certainly be a shock to many: it will be hard to adjust, distractions will keep us from the thoughts that really matter, we may put many puzzles together before seeing the big picture.
But we have been given an opportunity to draw close and pay attention to what was said. He is preparing the soil to receive the seed, the word of God.
“And Isaiah is very bold and says, ‘I was found by those who did not seek Me, I became manifest to those who did not ask for Me.’” (Romans 10:20 NASB)
“Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon; but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me. But I do not seek My glory; there is One who seeks and judges. Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he will never see death.” (John 8:49-51 NASB)
Pray for the home-bound, and for God to draw many others to himself. This time-out will be a blessing to many.