God is in full control of His universe. Much of the world fails to recognize this truth, for few people understand His power. They do not realize that behind human affairs is an unseen hand – the providential hand of Almighty God – shaping the destinies of nations.
Two incidents from history illustrate God’s sovereignty particularly well. Domitian, an anti-Christian Roman ruler, thought he was slowing the expansion of the gospel when he banished the apostle John to Patmos. But God was in control, for on that island He gave John the vision that John wrote as the book of Revelation. And Augustus, an earlier ruler, called for a census of his empire, making it possible for Jesus to be born in Bethlehem rather than in Nazareth. Again, God directed the decision , and prophecy was fulfilled.
God has a plan for the ages – a plan He will accomplish. Although current events often seem to favor the evil one. God will have the last word. He is in control. – Paul R. Van Gorder
God’s timetable moves slowly, but it always move surely.
- February 15, Vol. 1, Our Daily Bread