Thursday, November 6, 2014

morning rain

It is a rainy morning, down by the pond. Not a heavy rain...a gentle rain that is easy to stand in. It almost adds a dimension of comfort, connecting sky, land and water together. Enjoying this sensation I realized that man had nothing to do with the rain coming down. We certainly need rainfall. We need sunlight too and we need the results that come when rain and sun bathe the fields to produce the wonder of crops coming up from the ground. Then It occurred to me that none of this is controlled by man. We just ran through an election day to determine new leadership for much of our country. The government of, for and by the people is so important. But the real government over all the people (which includes the provision of rain, sun, and the wonder of crops growing in soil) is from Heaven. We don't elect that government and there are no term limits. We didn't put that government in place but we ought to bow before it and before the One who sits on the throne forever. His government is sovereign over the governments that men cobble together. And His government impacts every level of Creation, from the local pond to the distant galaxy (and even you!).
Psalm 67:4 Let the whole world sing for joy, because you govern the nations with justice and guide the people of the whole world.
Rob Smith

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