Some of you feel
like a satellite that has been faithfully orbiting a marriage, a business
vision or a ministry calling, but you have lost communication with those who
sent you on the mission. You feel lost in space. Some of you have given up hope
because it has been so long since you last heard any meaningful transmission. You
thought this lost feeling would be your lot in life, but God has another plan.
remarkable has taken place in the scientific world. A satellite launched by MIT
in 1967 was abandoned and considered lost forever when its communication system
stopped working. It was assumed it would become another piece of space junk that would move forever in a silent orbit around Earth. It has now begun to transmit after almost 50 years of silence.
the batteries of the original communication unit have long been depleted. The
transmissions coming now are being powered by solar panels on the satellite that
capture energy from the Sun. The satellite has been tumbling end over end every 4
seconds. At some point in orbit, the solar panels were realigned with the Sun
and caught just enough sunlight to send a short transmission of the satellite’s
The satellite is a
picture of what will take place for some of you in 2017. You have felt lost in a
hopeless orbit. Those who sent you on the mission have given up on you. It has
been so long since anyone heard from you they consider you and your
circumstance to be lost in space.
belief is about to take place. A reconnection is coming. Marriages lost in a
passionless orbit will hear sounds of love once again. A business written off
as doomed to failure will begin to transmit profit. Ministry callings long abandoned
to an orbit of irrelevance will come back to life with new purpose.
Like the satellite
that has been tumbling end over end, you have felt disoriented and spinning out
of control. God is about to stabilize your orbit and reestablish communication
to the control systems in your life. This will be your new orbit for 2017. The
orbit of silence is coming to an end.