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Our Unchanging God
Monday, February 6, 2012 - 11:32
When I served as DOM in Louisiana, I often bemoaned that there was not a letter drop box near our office. Going to the post office downtown was an exercise in frustration due to a poorly designed system of traffic flow. One day I left my car to be cleaned at a service station just down the street from the office. The owner offered to give me a ride to the office, but I declined since it was only 2 block away. I crossed the street heading to the office and nearly ran right over a letter drop box. It had been there all the time!
This is often true of reading Scripture. You read a passage for years and one day you see a truth that had been there all along. Yesterday (Sunday) I preached in one of our churches. As I began preparations for the sermon, I looked at several passages before being drawn to Isaiah 6, commonly referred to as Isaiah's call. But while reading it through, I saw something different, a different perspective. I saw this through the Father's eyes.
It was a time of national uncertainty since King Uzziah (Azariah) had died. Yet in the face of that God revealed Himself to Isaiah to let him know, among other things, that he was still Sovereign. He was on the throne the day before Uzziah died, and he remained there in the wake of his passing.
Life can bring uncertain times which leave us unsettled, confounded even paralyzed. At times the events we experience shake us to our very core as everything appears ready to come crashing down upon us. Precisely at times like these we need to "see the Lord sitting on a throne, high and exalted..."
The circumstances that knock us down do not knock our Father from His throne. He never changes. He is unfazed by those events. He never responds to our plea for help with, "Gee man, I never saw that one coming! I don't have a clue what you need to do."
Our all knowing, always present God...the unchanging One...remains enthroned, sovereign and in control.
And nothing can change that!