1 And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;

This account reminds me that I don’t understand the ways that God works. My culture has a vision of God as some all-powerful genie who just snaps His fingers and everything in the universe rushes to meet His will like magic.

But God told Abraham He was going down to Sodom and Gomorrah to assess the situation and He sent two angels to rescue Lot and destroy the city. This doesn’t sound like a magic, just-snap-the-fingers sort of God. It sounds like a God who actually works to bring about His miracles.

Because the nature of that work is concealed from us, though, it is easy for us to assume it doesn’t exist, and that it’s all just effortless magic. I look forward to the day I get to peek behind the curtain and finally see just how tirelessly God has been striving for our cause.

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