A Conduit of God's Grace
by Dr. Dan Sharp, Minister of Worship
You’ll recall the story of “Joshua and the Battle of Jericho” (check out “Joshua fit de Battle of Jericho” with the Moses Hogan Chorale – make sure you get his Chorale and not someone else singing his arrangement – on Youtube.)
You’ll also remember that Rahab and her family were spared in the total destruction of Jericho because she had heard about the power and working of Israel’s God. She specifically mentioned God’s deliverance of the Jews from Egypt. How had she heard that? The witness of God’s power and might traveled far and wide with the help of God’s people simply telling what God had done in their lives.
As a result, Rahab, a foreigner, became an Israelite, and married a Jewish man because of what she had seen and heard of God working among His people. The rest of the story is that she is listed in the first chapter of Matthew as part of the genealogy of Jesus Christ!
God does use very ordinary flawed people to communicate His working in the world. Might you be a conduit of the working of God today? All it takes is a word.