|Posted by trinityromford on February 13, 2012 at 2:15 PM|
HELP FROM ABOVE.
In Isaiah 45 verse 22, God declares, “Look to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.”
On many occasions, we hear people from around the world who claim that they have been abducted by extra-terrestrial beings. Researchers call it a “new psychological disorder.” Jeff Kanipe, an authority in this field of study says that some people become so obsessed with the desire for help from another world that they “hallucinate help coming from the skies in the form of alien saviours – saviours I might add, that often behave sinisterly.”
It is as if people create their own ‘gods’ to give them meaning and purpose to their lives. Such deities, however, are illusion and cannot help them.
Over the centuries, human beings have not changed. In Isaiah’s day, the nations worshipped gods they have made with their own hands. So the living and the true God commanded people everywhere to discard these false and powerless gods and look to Him alone. He then drew a sharp contrast between Himself and all the other saviours and said, “Look to Me and be saved! For I am God and there is no other” (Isaiah 45:22). The imaginary gods, then and now, do not tell us who we are, why we are here and how we can be delivered from our sins. But the true God does. He became flesh in the person of Jesus Christ (John 1:14). As the Prophet Isaiah called on the people to look up to the true God and seek help from Him, so the same way we are also called upon to seek our help from Him.
One of the Christmas stories we read a few weeks ago is about the wise men, who came from the east in search of the Christ child. Their effort was a great success because we are told they were guided by a star. As long as they kept their eyes on the star, they knew where they were going and finally reached there successfully.
At the beginning of a New Year, let us keep our eyes on Christ who is our star, and who will guide us to our destination. He is our only hope and guide.
With every blessing