Unusual Packaging by David Cawston

Unusual Packaging
David Cawston
Isaiah 55:6-9

God uses unusual people and ways to reveal himself to us.
He hides behind the veil of faith!

Unless you are willing to see beyond the obvious you will miss the divine.
Luke 8:10
10 He said, "The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to others I speak in parables, so that, "'though seeing, they may not see; though hearing, they may not understand.'(NIV)

Quoted Isaiah 6:9
They will hear him indeed, but they will not heed him; they will not take any pains, nor use that application of mind which is necessary to the understanding of him; they are prejudiced against that which is the true intent and meaning of what he says, and therefore they will not understand him, or pretend they do not.

God hides himself behind the veil of faith
Unusual People
Moses – A rejected man - Prince of Egypt
A handicapped man – Stuttered
Exod 4:10
10 Moses said to the LORD, "O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue."(NIV)

Saul – A Shy person
1 Sam 10:20-22
20 When Samuel brought all the tribes of Israel near, the tribe of Benjamin was chosen.
21 Then he brought forward the tribe of Benjamin, clan by clan, and Matri's clan was chosen. Finally Saul son of Kish was chosen. But when they looked for him, he was not to be found.
22 So they inquired further of the LORD, "Has the man come here yet?" And the LORD said, "Yes, he has hidden himself among the baggage."(NIV)

David – A Shepherd boy
1 Sam 16:10-12
"...Samuel said to him, "The LORD has not chosen these."
11 So he asked Jesse, "Are these all the sons you have?" "There is still the youngest," Jesse answered, "but he is tending the sheep." Samuel said, "Send for him; we will not sit down until he arrives."
12 So he sent and had him brought in. He was ruddy, with a fine appearance and handsome features. Then the LORD said, "Rise an ...

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