Help From Above
Read: Isaiah 45:18-25
Look to Me, and be saved, all you ends of the earth! For I
am God, and there is no other. —Isaiah 45:22
Many people around the world claim they have been abducted by extraterrestrial beings. Researchers call it a "new psychological disorder." Jeff Kanipe, an authority in this field of study, says that some people become so obsessed with the desire for help from another world that they "hallucinate help coming from the skies in the form of alien saviors—saviors, I might add, that oftentimes behave sinisterly."
It's as if people create their own gods to give meaning and purpose to their lives. Such deities, however, are an illusion and cannot help us.
Over the centuries, man has not changed. In Isaiah's day, the nations worshiped gods of their own making. So the living and true God commanded people everywhere to discard these false and powerless gods and look to Him alone. He drew a sharp contrast between Himself and all other saviors when He said, "Look to Me, and be saved . . . ! For I am God, and there is no other" (Isaiah 45:19).
The imaginary gods, then and now, do not tell us who we are, why we are here, and how we can be delivered from our sins. But the one true God does. He became flesh in the person of Jesus Christ (John 1:14). Let's seek our help from Him. —HVL