Oct 30, 2006

Divine Providence

This is going to be a lame blog entry. So readers (all 2 of you) brace yourselves:

I was on a plane heading back to Minneapolis from Dallas and I realized that the only reason the plane had not plummeted thousands of feet to the ground was not by science or logic, but only by the mere pleasure of God to do so. Even if the weather was perfect, the plane was mechanically functioning, and there were no terrorists on board, planes only stay up in the air if God so choses to make them stay in flight! Now, I know this is a rather ridiculous conclusion (I say that meaning it is something we should all realize!) but for some reason it became more real to me that day. In most of my day to day mundane life, I know intellectually that God is in control. Every breath I take is only because it pleases God for me to take that breath! Every morning when I wake up, it is only because of His grace that He's even allowed me to awake! However, it wasn't until I was on that plane that I finally felt completely helpless and solely dependent on His Hand. And by His grace, the plane landed and I was able to make it safely home. But even if the plane had crashed, it was His Sovereign Hand that allowed it...for His pleasure & His glory.

For the Lord will not reject forever, For if He causes grief, Then He will have compassion according to His abundant lovingkindness. For He does not afflict willingly Or grieve the sons of men. To crush under His feet All the prisoners of the land, To deprive a man of justice In the presence of the Most High, To defraud a man in his lawsuit--Of these things the Lord does not approve. Who is there who speaks and it comes to pass,Unless the Lord has commanded it? Is it not from the mouth of the Most High That both good and ill go forth?
Lamentations 3


Anonymous said...

So true! And not as obvious as you and I would like to think. But Paul says, "In Him we live and move and have our being" (Acts 17:28).

(And why are you so fortunate as to have twice as many readers as me?)

Samantha said...

I love it when He reveals His Word to me. You know, you can hear and say that God is in control, but it doesn't mean anything unless you believe it. And in time, I have come to believe it.

It's not so much "intellectual" any more, but from the heart. And that is a miracle. :D

Oh, Stan. I think there are more like 800,000 people being edifyed by your blog!! Silly goose.