Wednesday June 10, 2009
Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. Psalm 90:2.
There’s nothing like a text of this type to put things into perspective. Both God’s size and timeline are beyond imagination. If the nations are a drop in the bucket in comparison to God, where does that leave us individuals? A dose of insignificance does a great deal to undermine our arrogance and independence. And if we are so insignificant in the grand scheme of things, our puny worries and fretting don’t really add up to much either. Makes you wonder why God bothers with us!
Yet God cares about the sparrow and provides for them and their families. He will do the same for us. After all, as Paul suggests, if he gave his only Son to a cruel death to redeem us—our greatest need—why would he withhold providing for our lesser needs, Romans 8:32? The balance between God’s vastness and his love for the most insignificant is reflected in both our awe and joy and is essential to maintain a sense of security in life: he is both able and willing to respond to our needs and concerns.
God has many ways of providing for us, often, perhaps mostly, though others. Thanks to many of you that responded to my need for information on a couple of hymns. Both friends and strangers heard my call! If you wish to help us further in publicising our book Happy Together for those of you that have one, post a comment at chapters.ca, amazon.ca, amazon.com or amazon.co.uk. Just entering the words Happy Together will find us at or near the top of a number of hits. Even amazon.com has us at number nine of over 29,000 hits! We note that the book is also available at booktopia.com.au in Australia, kalahari.net in India and deastore.com in Italy.
We will be busy this weekend in Medicine Hat and in our own church, and we are planning a short tour across British Columbia early next month. Please keep us in your prayers for safety and sales!