“For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,” 1 Timothy 2:5 (ESV)
I am reminded of the start to the Ten Commandments: “You shall have no other gods before me”. (Deuteronomy 5:7)
Yet living here in Japan, where the Shinto and Buddhist religions dominate, it’s sad to see so many putting their faith in gods that do not even exist.
They’re praying to gods who are unable to hear their prayers let alone answer them.
Silent gods. Empty gods. Man-made gods. Idols.
For there is only one way that we can connect to God: through “the man Christ Jesus”.
And, although He is the all-powerful creator of everything, He still listens attentively to our cries of anguish, weeping when we weep, and suffering when we suffer.
He understands our pain.
And whilst He doesn’t promise an immediate remedy, there is the ultimate promise of “no more death, mourning, crying, nor pain”. (Revelation 21:4)
prayer : thank you Lord that you sent your Son to act as a mediator between us
action : pray for the people of Japan, that they would see the light