There are some who look at the hurricanes repeatedly ravishing the coasts, the frequency and intensity of earthquakes (7.1 on the Richter scales in Mexico City yesterday) and the wars and rumors of wars and determine that God is not in control. He is limited.
There are some who look at the hurricanes repeatedly ravishing the coasts, the frequency and intensity of earthquakes (7.1 on the Richter scales in Mexico City yesterday) and the wars and rumors of wars and determine that God is in control. He is Sovereign.
I don't claim to understand everything. In fact, seeing all that happens in life, I'm convinced I actually understand very little! However, this I understand. God is absolutely sovereign. Scripture shows us that God has ultimate authority. Psalm 103:19 says, "The Lord has established His throne in the heavens, and His sovereignty rules over all."
What an absolutely amazing thought! God has total control of everything in all the universe. Everyone and everything is under his reign. He is omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient; all-powerful, all present and all knowing!
And He has adopted us as children. Wow.
We should take great comfort and unsurpassable peace in this truth: God is in control and we are His children.
The church schedule is returning to normal. Let's not let "normal" lull us into complacency. Obviously, God is telling us something and we need to listen and respond. Serving one another, loving one another, and sharing the gospel wherever we go are all great responses. Focused worship, prayer time, Bible study, D-Life participation and giving are all good responses. We are so blessed, let's not wait until the next trial or tribulation to spur us on!
I am grateful for how our church has responded during last few weeks. We've served one another and our community. Let's continue to do so.
Stay in prayer for all those who have been impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria, Pray for those who have been impacted by the fires in the Western United States and for those who have been impacted by the earthquakes. Pray for all those who have and are working in the recovery and clean up!