“See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you.” — Isaiah 42:9
The sun pierces the early morning sky. Upon first glance, you wake up to the reality that today will mirror yesterday. The alarm on the other side of the room beeps and boops. You rise. You shower. You slurp down yogurt racing out the door. Like a speed-motion camera, the sun rises and sets to your daily sprint. A blink later, you’re brushing your teeth, flipping on the nightstand light to read, or are you? That riveting book finds its resting place on your chest and your head’s starting a new chapter in LaLa Land.
What if we deviated from the daily grind? If given a glimpse of the future, would we set about changing what we do? Not only was this the premise and plot behind a television show back in the late-1990’s called “Early Edition” but it’s the script God gives us everyday. God scribed on Isaiah’s heart to announce Christ’s coming (vs. 1-7). And in His coming, the Savior of the world would bring justice, free the oppressed, open blind eyes. He did it when He came and He continues to do it today using us as His messengers.
I used to live life in the daily grind. One day I woke up. I realized if I truly believed what I read in God’s Word, I needed to put it into practice. I started sharing tidbits with an old college friend. The more I shared with my actions, the more she seemed to care. And as I lived my life to please Christ, she seemed to question her life choices. Then one day, she deviated from her daily grind and found God changing her future.
An unknowing world wakes up every day to the same sun piercing the morning sky. Many of them will never deviate from the stories that unfold in their lives. But maybe one day, they may in passing ask, “What are you reading?” I hope we can deliver God’s early edition to them.