Do you ever look around and see things that are not as they should be? Government is supposed to serve the people and upon examination we find bureaucracy and corruption. Marriage is a blessing but we see brokenness and abuse. Schools are in business to provide excellent learning but many students can’t even read. Jesus paid a great price so we would be whole and free so why are so many sick, suffering and hopeless?
We can see that something is out of whack. The Lord’s Prayer says to pray; “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done.” Yet we often see a wide gap between God’s kingdom and the reality of the earth we live in. Who is going to narrow the gap?
That’s what God was wondering when he spoke to Ezekiel, the Old Testament prophet. He said; “And I searched for a man among them who should build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one.” (Ezekiel 22:30)
Narrowing the gap is our job. God is the one who answers prayers but he doesn’t answer what is never asked. We must stand between what is and what should be until we unite God’s kingdom and purposes to the earth.
How sad if the Lord is searching high and low for someone today to stand in the gap for our land, our government, our marriages, our schools and he once again utters those sad words, “I found no one.” Oh no, let that not be! Let him find you and me.