There are times when words are insufficient to describe the bolt of joy and peace that floods us. A time when there seems to be no patch of grey in the skies. Times of victory songs, promotions, unmerited favours, new life, weddings…
There are times when all we see is gloom, when all around our very souls have given way and we really can’t see any light ahead just yet- When a loved one has passed, when disease has gripped, some tragedy we don’t know the genesis of …
There are also times when defeat weighs on us like a load. When we have once again botched it.
During all these changing scenes of life, even, through the strings of supposedly random events, nothing in our lives is left to chance. Even chance meetings are pre-planned whether we believe it or not.
How can we argue against this?
Remember we have a Father who has control over times and seasons; a father who says to the wind go, and it does, one whose voice is like the sound of many waters. This father is the greatest terror to our deepest fears; the One who created this entire universe and didn’t leave it to chance but put gravity in place to hold all else. He is the father who takes care that the grass is clothed and knows when a sparrow falls from sky. Above all, he is a father who loves us enough to die for us.
Would he…, would such a father, leave any single moment of our lives to chance – ungoverned, without a plan, to fate and unattended to?
He knows exactly where we are at any given time with whoever. He knows, precisely what the matter is and why it is. He knows the how and the when. He knows our state, our deepest struggles and greatest fears. He knows our disappointments, our pain and our joy, he knows our weaknesses and strengths, our greatest victories and our failures across our entire life span. He knows our past, our future and most definitely our present. And He’s made provision for every nitty gritty, mini micro second of our lives.
Let’s remind ourselves, out loud, if need be
“HE IS FOR ME, WITH ME AND IN ME. HE KNOWS ALL OF ME.”