In Judges 6:11ff, we read about the encounter between Gideon and the Angel of God. In his greetings, the Angel described Gideon as the “Mighty one of Israel” the liberator of the Israelites from the hands of the Midianites. In his response, Gideon described how least he and his family was in respect to being important hence a wrong choice in him as the liberator. Yet God had a plan for His people through Gideon.
Gideon demanded of God to wait on him as he went to sacrifice to Him(God). This was to ascertain whether or not he had been chosen by God to do his will. To his shock the Angel waited on Gideon till he returned with his sacrifice and this was a sign that God can indeed wait on man when it comes to sacrifices. Many are the times that as Christians we find ourselves in situations that seem to be the end of it all. Sometimes we come to church and what the priests tell us does not affirm the happenings in our lives, families and workplaces.
But today like Gideon I encourage you, make a sacrifice and offer it to God and trust you me, God will wait on you in your time of need and want. May we find the various forms of sacrifices we can make to God this week and the rest of the weeks away. May he enlighten our hearts and minds to know that he desires our sacrifices and praise and not just our being. And may God wait on us this week as we sacrifice and offer ourselves to Him.Amen.
PEACE AND JOY
Nana Kofi Adjei-Acheampong.