There is a great restlessness in the world today. A manifold restlessness of world leaders expanding their boarders, migrants seeking a better life, and refugees fleeing wars. A world on the move from sea to sea, east to west, and north to south.
I’m reminded of Amos 8:11, “I will send a famine through the land … a famine of hearing the words of the Lord.” In the next two verses you find the similarity to today’s restlessness: Staggering, wandering, searching, but not finding. Interesting it is not a famine, drought, or plague that causes this turmoil, but a famine of God’s word.
It is a mistake to think God has nothing more to say. It is not that God ceases to speak, but man has lost his ability to hear God. Even though God’s Word is living and quick and powerful, and sharper than a two-edged sword, it fails to affect anyone. When this happens a great ceaseless searching, and restlessness occurs, and I believe that is what is occurring in our age.
Drought, disaster, disease, or terrorist causes us to tremble when we hear it touches our shores. But speak of hearing God’s words no more and people shrug and continue to look for more.