I don’t know. I was at work today, taking care of business when a bit of a bizarre thought came to me. You see I was doing something, after having neglected to do something else. Oddly the thought came to me, “I wonder how long an angel will wait?” I promptly took care of the neglected thing.
Where do thoughts like this come from? Where do they go? For what purpose are thoughts like this: “I wonder how long an angel will wait?” Is it craziness? Is it the mind of God? I don’t know for sure, but in my case the thought required action.
It was not a long thought out process. I thought the crazy thought and acted. Nobody was hurt. Somebody was likely helped. Maybe me.
To even write a blog about acting on craziness must be unique. I see all kinds of blogs written by very knowledgeable people. They share more information in a few days, then I will likely remember in a lifetime. But I am bored by it all.
I want to read about real life. I want to read about God interfering in your life for your own good. I want to read that God saved you from certain death. I want to read about your craziness in Christ. I want to read about your wondering how long an angel will wait and what you did about it!
This evening after getting home, I did a Bible search on angels and quickly found one that had waited. It turns out, maybe it was not for such craziness after-all.
One day the angel of God came and sat down under the oak in Ophrah that belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, whose son Gideon was threshing wheat in the winepress, out of sight of the Midianites. The angel of God appeared to him and said, “God is with you, O mighty warrior!”
Gideon replied, “With me, my master? If God is with us, why has all this happened to us? Where are all the miracle-wonders our parents and grandparents told us about, telling us, ‘Didn’t God deliver us from Egypt?’ The fact is, God has nothing to do with us—he has turned us over to Midian.”
But God faced him directly: “Go in this strength that is yours. Save Israel from Midian. Haven’t I just sent you?”
Gideon said to him, “Me, my master? How and with what could I ever save Israel? Look at me. My clan’s the weakest in Manasseh and I’m the runt of the litter.”
God said to him, “I’ll be with you. Believe me, you’ll defeat Midian as one man.”
Gideon said, “If you’re serious about this, do me a favor: Give me a sign to back up what you’re telling me. Don’t leave until I come back and bring you my gift.”
He said, “I’ll wait till you get back.“–
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I liked that. I guess they’ll wait as long as it takes! That’s good to know, huh?