God is big.
God is eternal.
God is powerful.
God has a plan and He is still moving it forward.
Right now our world is like a rusty old hulk of a ship that has slipped from its moorings and the sea is getting rough. No one seems to be piloting the ship, or more accurately, everyone is piloting the ship, there is no standard direction and it looks bad for all of us.
Is there any hope for us?
I read Psalm 93 this morning and my hope and trust in God and his plan are renewed.
“The Lord is king! He is robed in majesty. Indeed, the Lord is robed in majesty and armed with strength. The world stands firm and cannot be shaken. Your throne, O Lord, has stood from time immemorial. You yourself are from the everlasting past. The floods have risen up, O Lord. The floods have roared like thunder; the floods have lifted their pounding waves. But mightier than the violent raging of the seas, mightier than the breakers on the shore— the Lord above is mightier than these! Your royal laws cannot be changed. Your reign, O Lord, is holy forever and ever.”
Psalm 93:1-5 – NLT
In Revelation we get a peek into heaven and we see Jesus. He is God, and he is magnificent.
“It was the Lord’s Day, and I was worshiping in the Spirit. Suddenly, I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet blast. It said, “Write in a book everything you see, and send it to the seven churches in the cities of Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea.” When I turned to see who was speaking to me, I saw seven gold lampstands. And standing in the middle of the lampstands was someone like the Son of Man. He was wearing a long robe with a gold sash across his chest. His head and his hair were white like wool, as white as snow. And his eyes were like flames of fire. His feet were like polished bronze refined in a furnace, and his voice thundered like mighty ocean waves. He held seven stars in his right hand, and a sharp two-edged sword came from his mouth. And his face was like the sun in all its brilliance. When I saw him, I fell at his feet as if I were dead. But he laid his right hand on me and said, “Don’t be afraid! I am the First and the Last. I am the living one. I died, but look—I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and the grave.”
Revelation 1:10-18 – NLT
God is big, bigger than we can imagine and his plan and his purpose will prevail.
John begins his book with a declaration of God’s eternal nature and off the work that Jesus accomplished in us and for us.
“Grace and peace to you from the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come; from the sevenfold Spirit before his throne; and from Jesus Christ. He is the faithful witness to these things, the first to rise from the dead, and the ruler of all the kings of the world. All glory to him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by shedding his blood for us. He has made us a Kingdom of priests for God his Father. All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen.
Revelation 1:4-6 – NLT
To him who was and is and is still to come, our Jesus. Jesus I trust you to get me safely home to you.