It is one of those things that stays in your mind although you might not remember where you heard or saw it. I think it was related to dating people and a plan to help them find possible dating partners. The tag line – “See if you’re a victim of bad luck or a soul in need of a massive intervention.”
There is a lot of suggestions about interventions out there. Pelosi thinks that Trump needs an intervention. Some Democrats think that Biden needs and intervention to get him into the new century. Some want an intervention in Iran. Some think we should be intervening all over and others think we should never intervene. An intervention can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on the circumstances and the folks involved.
It basically means to stand between.
Interventions are getting to be a post modernist form of piety. Your good people if you interpose yourself into someone else’s reality which in any other circumstances you are forbidden from doing. ” Your morality is not mine”, which is basically the hopeless cry to be left alone. That can be trumped by some busy body’s notion of their morality demanding they mess with someone else’s.
God intervened. He performed a massive intervention. Job had talked about needing a referee or an umpire that would intervene between him and God and separate the two so that he didn’t try and justify himself and God didn’t wipe him out completely. God intervened by sending His son into the world to save us from ourselves and from sin and death and hell.
One of the names for God in the Old Testament is that he is the God who acts. He rescues His people. He comforts and equips and He leads and guides.
Prayers are requests for divine intervention. I like this one,
O GOD, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, our only Saviour, the Prince of Peace: Give us grace seriously to lay to heart the great dangers we are in by our unhappy divisions. Take away all hatred and prejudice, and whatsoever else may hinder us from godly union and concord: that, as there is but one Body, and one Spirit, and one hope of our calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of us all; so we may henceforth be all of one heart, and of one soul, united in one holy bond of truth and peace, of faith and charity, and may with one mind and one mouth glorify thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.