SN is still out there. A glance skipping through. An urge brewing inside. A heart hoping to embrace the long waited news. Yet she is still out there!
The last 27 days had not been easy, yesterday was the 27th day, I was crumbly humbled in my Father God’s presence when I first heard of the news. All I wanted to do is to sing at the top of my lungs. The millions of ideas Paul and I had in mind yesterday to celebrate God’s faithfulness are still on the stew. Today, the 28th day, I still choose to sing, “Lift up our eyes, lift up our eyes to the Giver of Life. Who, O Lord, could save themselves, their own soul could heal? Our shame was deeper than the sea. Your grace is deeper still. You alone can rescue. You alone can save. You alone can lift us from the grave. You came down to find us, led us out of death. To You Alone belongs the highest praise! O God, You are all that You say You are. You never change, You never fail, You never fade. Our God, You are faitfhful in all Your ways. Forever You stand. Forever You reign. Forever remain. And WE SHALL NOT BE SHAKEN!!”
Last night we prayed on our knees with words barely uttered through veils of cries and questions also mingling with curtains of overwhelming certainty that “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them”. My mind was filled with an epical hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around. Father God, you take me back to your Words in 2 Kings 6:8-23. Early in the morning, Elisha’s servant arose and went out of the house. With the early morning sun struck the surrounding hills, he saw shields and swords of the Syrian soldiers, all positioned. Frantic, frightened, fleed back to Elisha and reported what he had seen. What could he do? Elisha went, “Don’t be afraid.” There was no reason to panic. Elisha knew that his servant did not “see” the whole picture. He saw only flesh and blood of a vast army. He had no grasp of the spiritual forces that were at work. He assured that those who were on their side outnumbered the great host of the Syrian army. Elisha prayed that the servant’s eyes might be opened to see the angelic army that was not normally visible. His were opened, he saw now. He saw the angelic warriors were surrounding Elisha.
The calmness and the tranquility that are not visible to our eyes, our hearts shall always sees the spiritual forces which God has at His disposal to protect His own children. Elisha responded with the calm of a man who knows that he is secure, under the watchful care of God. It was not even the angelic army that brought deliverance to Elisha or to Israel – it was the answered prayers. Elisha prayed and the eyes of his servant were opened (v.17). His fears were relieved. Elisha prayed again, and the eyes of his enemies were closed (v.18). It was not even the angelic intervention, but divine intervention through prayer which brought about the deliverance we see in this text. It also brought about the cessation of hostilities between Syrian and Israel at least for a time over a meal together.
That’s what we did last night. We prayed. For we trust that the divine intervention is far greater than the looming shadow of evil’s steps. The divine intervention will outnumber all the spiritual attack that is now surrounding Svay Pak. For we trust that when we ask God to open our eyes and let us see, He will let us see. He just did as I close this post with a lesson I will forever hold in tight embrace.
How powerful is His Words, for the Lord declared, “so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.” Isaiah 55:11-12