Friday, July 6, 2012

For the Mouth of the LORD Has Spoken

"'And the glory of the LORD will be revealed,
and all mankind together will see it.
For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.'"
Isaiah 40:5

Babe Ruth shocked the sports world when he brazenly called his shot in the 1932 World Series.
Broadway Joe stunned reporters when he guaranteed a victory in Super Bowl III.
Both men are remembered for their boasting, but only because they proved faithful.
God called his shot, the rescue of His people, and He hasn't retired.

What about Broadway Amy or Broadway Michael?  
How about Broadway Scott or Broadway Nan?
Where is the boasting teen, the bragging parent?

"Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord..."
I can point to more than a few significant moments in my life when I was blessed to behold the awesome glory of God, atop a mountain in Colorado, walking away from the NICU with each of our baby girls, seeing a friend miraculously healed from cancer, on a mission trip last summer when the Lord directed our steps to answer prayers two estranged sisters had been praying for years.

In moments like these, everything meaningless in the world fades into the background.  It's a revelation.  Scales fall from our eyes, the veil is lifted and we see clearly the Almighty God who has been among us all along.  It's better than a buzzer-beater, more impressive than a jaw-dropping catch or a perfect game, and it begs to be shared.

When the glory of the Lord breaks out among us, we become witnesses, but what good is a witness if she refuses to speak, too busy or timid to testify?
The mouth of the Lord has spoken, but His people?
Most of us carry on from day to day as if we have nothing to say.

May God grow in all of us together at Broadway a greater willingness to testify to His glory, to point to His precious promises in scripture as guarantees and watch him deliver.  For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.


  1. Your blog needs a "like" button. I like this one.


    1. Thanks, Broadway Melissa. May you find a great occasion to boast in the Lord today.

  2. Amen! Tomorrow I will accept the challenge and the call to be a witness of the OH SO GOOD news!

    Ready for you to come!

    1. We're getting antsy too. We start the Heartwork Tour tomorrow, our mission trip around the Southeast sharing the Lord's heart through art like music, drama, dance and the spoken word. We'll finish up on the 13th and then the time to point our wagon West will be really close. We'll be on our way to Lubbock soon!

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