We had a couple little ‘uns, a Kotter, and the rest (like the original “Gilligan’s Island” theme song). Some rucked – others ran. We all got a little better, trying to start our week off right.
By now, unless you live under a rock with no internet access, you have seen these images from the Webb space telescope (kind of like the Hubble Telescope from back in our day).
It’s funny… this one doesn’t look like much. They say it’s like looking at a grain of sand and yet there’s all these different galaxies. I get that it’s amazing, but this other one, I think, look cooler. It’s like something from Guardians of the Galaxy or some unreal, sci-fi movie.
The God who created this… made us and loves us. He created us to worship Him, sure. But he gave us free will. Like, it fries my brain that He knows who will choose Him and who won’t and how our lives will be. But I feel like our lives are like a “choose your own adventure” book. Do any of ya’ll know what I am talking about? I was the sneaky kid who used to try to use these books for book reports in school. You read so much of the book and then it comes to a decision. “Do you follow the animal into the dark cave, or do you continue on the trail you have been on?”. If you go into the cave, turn to pages 68… “Oh no! you were eaten by vampire bats! or mauled by bears! The End!”.
We have a choice whether to love and serve God or not. God cared enough to give us that, but to also be there for us whether we want Him or not. Through his sovereignty.
6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies?[a] And not one of them is forgotten before God. 7 Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.
Exodus 3:13-16… says,
“13 Then Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” 14 God said to Moses, “I am who I am.”1 And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel: r‘I am has sent me to you.’ ” 15 God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘The Lord,2 the sGod of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is tmy name forever, and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations. 16 Go and ugather the elders of Israel together and say to them, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, has appeared to me, saying, v“I have observed you and what has been done to you in Egypt…”
The sovereignty of God is the fact that he is the Lord over creation; as sovereign, He exercises His rule. This rule is exercised through God’s authority as King, His control over all things, and His presence with His people and throughout His creation. The divine name, Yahweh, expresses this sovereign rule over everything and against the claims of anyone else.
This is the being that created all of this… and He loves me and cares for me whether I deserve it or not (which I most certainly do not).
Psalm 104:5; Proverbs 30:4; Isaiah 40:12–14; Proverbs 8:24–29
– 2nd F Lunch – Noon – Wednesday, July 20th at Bubba 33’s in Gastonia
– Dad’s 2.0 workout Saturday, July 23rd at Gashouse @ 7am
– Tubing Trip – July 30th – Green River
– Sarlaac’s Daughter and family
– Purple Haze’s Family
– Turtle Man
– Sparky MRI
– Gear Wrench’s brother
– Striper’s brother
– Big Pappy’s recovering from his last (3rd) bout with Tha Rona