Psalm 24:1 reads: “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it (NIV);.” Okay, it seems Gambia’s political crisis is coming to an end, and the West African forces on its borders can soon stand down. America has had a largely peaceful change of executive, and the marches and counter-marches have had their respective days. Brexit still looms, but the utter collapse of British life-style (and migration) have not (as yet) materialised.
Now is a time to reflect. It is not the dictators, would be dictators, or “will of the People,” that in the end matter. We only have a limited say in the world, and then only in regards to human issues and policies. We can’t change the weather – God “causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous (Matthew 5:45 NIV).” Nor do we control the Earth and its processes – “There will be famines and earthquakes in various places (Matthew 24:7 NIV).” Even our influence on human affairs is beyond us – “You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom (Matthew 24: 6-7).”
It is our Father’s world. What we need to do is reflect and to be thankful for what we are blessed with. Jesus asked: “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life (Luke 12: 25)?” The answer clearly is no one. So, with wars and rumors; the rise of kings and kingdoms, and even the rain – let us focus instead on what matters. He has it in hand -“This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it (Psalm 118:24).”
Reflect, and Praise with me today.