This past weekend, my home church celebrated their 40th anniversary. The theme of the celebration was Only God. Celebrating the ways God moved through a youth group growing a willing gathering of Christ-followers into a world-wide impacting church.
I look at the ways God has moved through people, those who were willing to give radically, live radically, love radically, and move eternally through them– just because they were willing to obey.
This God we follow, this God we worship, this God we love– the world has tried again and again to stop Him. To stop Him from speaking, to stop Him from moving, to stop Him from interacting with us- to stop us from interacting with others on His behalf, to stop Him from changing lives.
And yet, just like that Friday two-thousand years ago, when the enemy of God used man to nail Jesus to the Cross, and the world said, “That should take care of that.” With the foolish hope that the Son of God who was created by an ever-living-never-dying God who had created all the world into being could actually remain dead.
How foolish. How full of pride the enemy of God was on that Friday.
Then came Sunday.
Sunday morning changed the world. No soldiers, seals, or stones were a match for Angelic Host. And the fools learned that nothing was impossible with God and that the God of the universe was unstoppable.
And He is still unstoppable today. He moves through us to impact the world, to bring the orphans into homes, to find the lost, heal the hurting, restore the broken.
And this God, will prevail–He will show that the Power of God is an unstoppable force — the gates of Hell will not prevail against it. Mankind’s own foolishness will not prevail, but the Truth of God, the Love of God, the Salvation of God will prevail.
Only God can do these things. And for this I will sing, dance, and rejoice every day. He is not to be moved. He is not to be shaken. He will not be stopped.