Whenever I feel the summer breeze blowing gently across my cheeks, it reminds me of our Lord. Although we cannot see the wind, we can fell its effects; This is how it is with God, we never see him, but, we can
always find evidence of His presence.
As a Christian, when the Lord intervenes in our life, we defiantly will not see Him with our eyes, for God said to Moses, “no man shall see Me and
live” (Ex.33:20). However, although we may never personally see the Lord, we may See one of His prophets or even an angel as God responds to our prayer request (Heb.13:2).
Bible tells a story, “a true story,” about the Israelite children who were in bondage, and slaves to King Pharaoh, ruler of Egypt. The Israelite children were praying and crying out to God because of their taskmasters and the Lord heard their cry
for help Unfortunately, the Lord never answers our prayers the way we think He should, and this was the case with the Israelites; God never appeared to them although they were the ones crying and praying. Instead, God Supernaturally spoke to Moses concerning
the Israelites prayers through a burning bush, and the Lord said to Moses: I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrow. Come now, Moses, therefore, and I will
send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt, said the Lord.
THE PASTORS NOTE:
Did you know that in the book of Numbers, there is a true story about how God supernaturally spoke to Balaam through the mouth of an animal? No,’ it was not the raven, nor the dove, these are the birds Noah used to search for dry land after the
flood waters had ceased on the earth (Gen.8:6-12). No! I’m not going to tell you the name of the animal, Part of my job as a pastor is to encourage you to open your Bible and read the text.
In a sense
it’s like I’m your cheerleader, cheering you on to discover that, yes, the Lord spoke through an animal.
So, if you want to know the name of the animal whom God supernaturally used as a mouth-piece, then
you will have to read (Gen.8:6-12) found in the Bible.
The Israelite children never saw the Lord’s presence as Pharaoh’s mighty army was pursuing them, and although Pharaoh’s
fighters never physically saw the Lord, his warriors were feeling the effects of God’s presence as the Lord troubled the Egyptians chariots causing their wheels to fall of their carriages of war and they were extremely fearful for they knew that it was
the Lord who was fighting the Israelites battle.
Open your Bible to (Ex.14:14) and read what the Lord promised to do for His followers.
There is yet another story about the Israelite children in that while God was leading them through the wilderness they complained because they could not see the Lord saying, is the Lord with us or not? Moses, the servant
of the lord, stepped up and reminded the Israelites of God’s goodness and mercy saying, God had led you forty days in the wilderness. And although you did not physically see the Lord, you saw the effects associated with God’s presence, in that
your clothes have not worn out on you, and your sandals have not worn out on your feet, Think about it, “for forty years their garments and shoes have not wore out” (Deut.29:5).
WHAT CAN WE DO?
As a Christian, what can we do so we do not become ungrateful or unthankful like the Israelites because we too can not physically see the Lord with our eyes? We can
do what Paul did when an opportunity presented its self in Troas, and Paul acknowledged that it was the Lord who had opened that door (2-Cor.2:12). Or, like Joseph, who acknowledge that it was God who turned his brother’s evil deeds into good (Rom.8:28).
Or, like David who after killing a lion and a bear acknowledged that it was the Lord who gave him the victory (1-Sam.17:32-37). God is always moving on our behalf, the sad part is, because we do not see the Lord, we fail to glorify Him