Who’s There?

“How was the party?”, asked Mum. Her little boy sighed, “It was rubbish. There was nobody there.” A party with nobody there! Of course, his mum knew very well that there had been plenty of guests.Her son was complaining that they had not included any of his friends.

The book of Isaiah in the Bible says:

Truth is lacking, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. The LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no justice. He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no one to intervene;…

Isaiah 59:15-16

No man? There were many people, but in God’s eyes the world might as well have been empty.

Thankfully, God sent His Son to save us. Yet there could only be hope for us if Jesus gave his life willingly. He suffered mental agony before his crucifixion as he thought of the terrible death that awaited him. He could have escaped had he chosen to do so.

After his resurrection, Jesus said to his disciples, “Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory? And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.” (Luke 24 vv26-27) The death and resurrection of Jesus were foretold centuries before they happened, and we can read these prophecies in the Old Testament. (Try reading Psalm 22 to see for yourself!)

No matter how alone we might feel, there is somebody there. He cared enough to give his life so that we could have the opportunity of living forever in the Kingdom of God on earth.

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