Four hundred years without a word
Four hundred years performing the sacrifices, following the traditions, interpreting and reinterpreting the laws and the prophets
Four hundred years of squabbles among religious leaders, with two main parties, the Pharisees and the Sadducees emerging
Four hundred years of humanistic, ritualistic, legalistic and for the Sadducees, pragmatic and progressive actions.
Four hundred years without a word.
“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.”
He came for all, but some had wrapped themselves so tightly in their own interpretations, their own way of doing things, their own defensive stances that
His voice was unrecognizable. Their ears so attuned to their own rhetoric that He became the enemy.
Emmanuel, God with us, how will we respond?
“Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.””
Isaiah 30:20-21 NIV
Emmanuel, God with us, Will WE HEAR HIS VOICE?