May your ways be known throughout the earth, your saving power among people everywhere. May the nations praise you, O God. Yes, may all the nations praise you. Let the whole world sing for joy, because you govern the nations with justice and guide the people of the whole world. Psalm 67: 2-4 NLT
So, how is this going to happen? Will God televise a live broadcast or place something on the internet so that everyone on earth with know God? Will people simply know suddenly, psychically, that God exits? Will everyone just start praising God, sort of like a world-wide flash mob?
No. We are the ones who are to spread the news about God's ways. We are the hands and feet that must show everyone God's saving power. God is depending on us to carry out Jesus' commandment. That doesn't mean that God won't be with us. God will fill us with the Holy Spirit to complete the task.
And what carries us from day to day is this promise: the picture of all nations praising God and all people singing for joy. The real time experience of God's saving justice and guidance will lead to a spontaneous praising of God. It may seem impossible but with God all things are possible.
God, keep us focused on our task. Help us not to get side-tracked by everyday life. May we see the vision of the whole world praising you come to life. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Copyright 2012 Amelia G. Sims