Bible Ballistics: BBs #468 Sunshine Or Rain???
Several years ago we had a structural problem with our home, unknown to us, in some remodeling by a long-previous owner, a weight-bearing wall had been removed! Well, being raised in the deep south where most homes were built on piers when I was a child, and everyone knew about weight-bearing walls—and you don’t mess with them. Well, it had taken quite a few years before the problems manifested themselves, and we were forced to take care of the problems that it created.
When we finally found someone to do the work, he did a great job, but on the last day as he finished the repairs he came in and as we were talking, he remarked that he didn’t know how we hadn’t had the ceiling in our laps. I replied to him that I knew how—he looked startled– and I simply replied, “Jesus was taking care of us! That’s why the ceiling wasn’t in our lap!” I have learned to have total confidence in the “providential” care of God in our everyday lives. And that’s what I want to talk to you about today—God’s care—the continual, providential care of God Almighty in all!
“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills,
from whence cometh my help.
2 My help
cometh from the LORD,
which made heaven and earth.
3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved:
he that keepeth thee
will not slumber.
4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel
shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The LORD is thy keeper:
the LORD is thy shade
upon thy right hand.
6 The sun shall not smite thee
nor the moon
7 The LORD shall preserve thee
from all evil:
he shall preserve
8 The LORD shall preserve
thy going out
and thy coming in
from this time forth,
and even for evermore.” Psalm 121
May we rehearse this precious Psalm today, rejoicing in who our God is–God Most High, ruler of all:
Caregiver in the day and night—
The One who preserves—
Our going out—
Our coming in—
So day or night, danger or ease, difficulty or confusion—our God reigns and cares for YOU and me!
“And we know that
all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
29 For whom he did foreknow,
he also did predestinate
to be conformed to the image of his Son,
that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.” Romans 8:28-29