Jeremiah 32:26-27 “Then came the word of the Lord unto Jeremiah, saying, Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?”
Genesis 18:13-14 “And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old? Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.”
Job 42:2 “I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee.”
Sojourner Truth was born a slave with the name Isabella Baumtree. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her early 30s, shortly after escaping from the inhumane lifestyle of slavery, and became an influential American abolitionist, women’s rights activist, speaker, and author.
In 1847, Truth attended an event featuring the prominent speaker and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. That night, Douglass was uncharacteristically pessimistic about the prospects for the eradication of slavery in the United States, and Truth could not sit silently in the midst of a speech with such a discouraging tone. In the midst of Douglass’ speech, she stood to her feet and proclaimed three powerful worlds – “Is God dead?”
This rhetorical question, with an obvious answer of NO, quickly snapped Douglass from his pessimism and changed the tone of the entire meeting. It also became a rallying cry for the abolitionist movement in America and the cause for freedom for all people.
As we consider the challenging conditions of our day, we too might find ourselves slipping into an attitude of uncharacteristic pessimism about our future national prospects. When we do, we must stand to our feet and declare a similar sentiment to Truth’s – “Is God dead?” As we remind ourselves of the obvious answer of NO, it should quickly snap us from our pessimism and change the tone of our entire environment. In fact, it should be a rallying cry for our Christian movement in America and the cause of freedom for all people.
PLEASE PRAY FOR AMERICAN CHRISTIANS TO REMEMBER THE POTENCY AND POWER OF A LIVING GOD. There is nothing too hard for Him! He can do anything and everything! And, we must regularly remind ourselves and those around us of those powerful words that demand an obvious answer of NO – Is God dead?