A new blog writer dreams of his writings going viral. Aspiring artists post a You Tube video and hope it gets passed around the world on social media — like when an Irish priest surprised everyone at a wedding by singing a personalized version of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” and the video received more than 2.7 million hits within 4 days.
When will God’s message go viral? When will all peoples of the earth be singing “hallelujah” to God?
In the beginning God made His way known to everybody on earth, the catch being there were only Adam and Eve. Instead of singing “Hallelujah,” they were duped by the snake into the catchy tune “Tree for Two and Two for Tree.”
Surely all that would change with the second Adam … surely when Jesus walked the earth for 3-1/2 years, He would make God’s way plain to everybody.
But shocking surprise! After His death, check out how few disciples there were (Acts 1:15). Believe it or not, Honda bested Volkswagen for how many people could be stuffed inside one car because these 120 were “all in one Accord.” I don’t blame you for being skeptical about that, but when Jesus healed people He often told them not to tell anybody (Mk. 1:44). He didn’t want #miracle and set everybody all atwitter!
Wait a minute, didn’t Jesus speak in parables so people would understand the simple earthy stories? Let’s ask Him: “Because it has been given to you [disciples] to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given…. Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, Lest they should understand with their heart and turn, So that I should heal them” (Matt. 13:11, 15). Jesus followed His and the Father’s plan about when to call people.
But He did start His church and commission His followers: “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations … even to the end of the age” — Matt. 28:19-20). Big hint about when God’s message goes viral!
Then at long awaited last! At His return the second Adam brings a new way of life so that “the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea” (Hab. 2:14). Hallelujah psalms about “all the earth worships you” are an actual happening!
When you hear of an article or video going viral, you undoubtedly think, “Man, I want to read it or see it!” You want to be part of the excitement! The really exciting question is when will God’s message go viral to you? Hallelujah!
Fun Fact: Moose are diurnal. That means chiefly active during the day. That’s good because the night is coming when no moose can work and there will be a famine of the word (Amos 8:11).
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