“For dominion belongs to the LORD, and he rules over the nations.” (NRSV)
When I was little my dad and I would go back to the family hunt camp.
When we pulled off the highway and onto the little private dirt road that curled back into the woods, he would stop the truck and lift me over onto his lap.
From there I would “drive” that old red Ford truck, even though I could barely see over the dashboard!
He worked the gas and brake, but I would steer—which, as you could imagine, was kind of hard because I couldn’t fully see.
But he would call out things like “left,” “turn coming,” “bit more to the right,” and we’d manage fine.
Today there is a lot of anxiety in the world. The American election is not contained to its own borders. There is a ripple effect which has made many people wonder what’s going to happen.
In the midst of it all let me just say this: God is in control.
We think we’re driving, but we’re not. We’re steering here and there; but he’s the one who’s really in control. He is on the Throne. And his goodness and provision do not buckle when a few winds blow.
He gives us all free will, but still continues to be Almighty in the midst of our lives and choices… guiding, shaping, loving.
It’s who he is. It’s what he does.
“For dominion belongs to the LORD, and he rules over the nations.”
Today: live, love, be confident. The one in charge…
is the LORD.
By Matthew Ruttan
- My latest blog is called “Four Things I Learned from the American Election.” You can read it here.