God is Ruler, Our Plans Notwithstanding
(Posted May 31, 2019)
God is ruler!
Let the earth rejoice;
let the many coastlands be glad!
Clouds and thick darkness
are all around God;
righteousness and justice
are the foundation of God's throne.
This is the time of the year where sunshine and storms, hail and falling blossoms follow us on our pathway through Spring. We’re reminded that all of that beautiful greenery comes at a cost – of what seems like never-ending rain showers as we yearn for the light of Summer. Sunday’s Psalm 97 reminds us of this, for whatever else we have planned, God is ruler, not us.
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Life is a lot like that, as well. These days are marked by too much cloudiness, too much darkness that seeps into our daily conversations as we wonder when goodness and righteous people will prevail. In the meantime, there are plenty of people, we learn from the Acts of the Apostles, who stand ready and willing to accuse those who are different than us of being witches, and willing to conduct witch hunts of the innocent. It requires patience and the awareness, as the Psalm reminds us, that righteousness and justice are the foundations of God’s throne, and they underlie everything within the Divine plan, but perhaps not with the rapidity we want to see them manifest. Like Springtime storms, we need to endure the darkness while waiting for God’s “lightning bolts” to deliver justice to those aching for the truth. Join us this Sunday as we explore darkness and light in all of its God-given glory. - Pastor Pat Kriss