The Coming Down of the Lord
Text: Isaiah 64:1-4 and Mathew 20:30-34
Oh, that you would burst from the heavens and come down! How the mountains would quake in your presence! As fire causes wood to burn and water to boil, your coming would make the nations tremble. . . . When you came down long ago, you did awesome things beyond our highest expectations. And oh, how the mountains quaked! For since the world began, no ear has heard, and no eye has seen a God like you, who works for those who wait for him! Isaiah 64:1-4
Matthew 20:30-34 KJV
And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David. And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David. And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you? They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him. …
When almighty God “comes down,” he comes in awesome, majestic ways. So often, when we least expect to experience or hear from God, that is when he surprises us with his presence and his voice. That is when a breakthrough in a situation happens; the darkness lifts, and we see the light of day. Sometimes because of impatience or discouragement, we wonder if God is able to help us, and we no longer expect him to “come down.” But this passage from Isaiah encourages us not to lose the expectancy of his moving in our lives. It urges us to wait for God and calls us to remember that it is through his mercy, forgiveness, compassion, and the shed blood of his Son that we are even allowed to stand in awe of him who causes mountains to quake and nations to tremble. Before time began, no one has even imagined or seen a God like our God, who works on behalf of those who wait for him.
When He visits you there must be a turn around. That it’s what happened in the life of the blind men. They were indemnified by their predicament but when our Lord JESUS visited them the Bible says immediately their eyes were open.
LORD, I stand in awe of you! I thank you for doing such awesome things, for working beyond my highest expectations. And you continue to do them for those who wait for you. Help me to wait for you with hope. Fill me with a holy expectancy of your coming, and glorify yourself through my life.