When somebody dies we can really miss them so incredibly much. How good it is for us to remember things that they said in their lifetime. To maybe even watch back old videos or read through old letters or other things that they’ve written to us. We can really treasure those things. Perhaps if somebody we love dies when we are young, we might even wish them to give us input on our life for advice concerning what we should do. How beneficial it can be to maybe have a letter from a relative, maybe someone who knew they’re going to die, and wrote us a letter for our wedding day. Or maybe when we had our first child or any other milestones in life. We can know what that person wants us to know. And to heed their advice.
And I think many times in this life we wish that God would speak to us directly. God, if… if you’re out there, speak to me. Tell me what you want me to do. To go this way or that way. To make this decision or that decision. God help me. God talk to me. God speak to me.
The Bible tells us exactly how God does speak to us. In Hebrews chapter 1 beginning at verse 1 it says this.
In the past, God spoke to our forefathers by the prophets at many times and in many ways. In these last days, he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe. (Hebrews 1:1-2)
That really reveals to us the way in which God speaks. It says that God spoke through the prophets, but then in these last days he has spoken to us through His Son Jesus Christ. And the incredible thing is all of those words are recorded in this book, aren’t they? The words of the prophets, and of the apostles, of Jesus himself. They’re all right here for us.
We can wish that God would speak to us audibly in our ear, but really everything that he has to tell us is right here in print. Just like we might pull out an old letter from a relative who has died to know their advice for us in our life, God has given us much more and his Word hasn’t he? Certainly gives us advice for our lives, how we should live. But he’s especially told us this truth. He’s told us the way of salvation. He’s told us that the only way to heaven is through our Savior Jesus Christ. There is no other way apart from Him.
God continues to guide us in our lives through his Word we can wish for God to speak audibly in our ear we can wish for signs and other things in this life to know God’s will for us. Let us not look for those things and search those things, but rather turn to this. To turn to his Word. In which he has recorded his Word through the prophets, through his Son. That tells us everything that he wants us to know. Not the least of which is that we are his own dear children through Christ who has forgiven all of our sins and guaranteed a certain hope for us forever in heaven. Amen.