It has been quite a sad and scary week, right? The kind of week that makes us wonder if God is really “on His throne.” The readings from today from Isaiah 6 remind us of the vision that the prophet Isaiah had of God:
“I saw the Lord seated on a high and lofty throne….They cried one to the other, “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts! All the earth is filled with his glory!”” Isaiah 6
Then, in the Gospel reading, Jesus teaches us:
“Therefore do not be afraid of them. Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known. And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in Gehenna. Are not two sparrows sold for a small coin? Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s knowledge. Even all the hairs of your head are counted. So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” Matthew 10
How do we reconcile this? Is God on His throne or is this all one big game of chance? In today’s Repost from July 2013, I share my thoughts on this nagging question as it relates to our vocation. Is God intimately involved in every detail and does He lead us to our destiny…… or does He have more of a ‘hands off’ approach? Can we significantly alter our destination with our choices? It is all very mysterious. Do I believe in Calvinistic predestination? No. Do I believe in the gift of free will? Absolutely. Do I believe that God’s hand is in all things? Yes. Do I understand how He works? Not at all.
Finally, know that you have a specific purpose and mission from God, right now. When you respond in the same way Isaiah responded, “Here I am, send me!” (Isaiah 6:8), your eyes will see “the King, the LORD of hosts!” You will see His hand and know that He is indeed on His throne.
I pray that this Repost fills you with God’s peace, the peace that surpasses all understanding. Phillipians 4:7
Today’s Repost: Endless Circles
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