Saturday, August 18, 2007

Prayer request, and thoughts on the sovereignty of God

Please pray for our brother, Thabiti Anyabwile, his wife Kristie, their three children, their church, the people of Grand Caymen Island, and anyone else in the path of the possible category-5 hurricane that has been forecasted to strike that tiny island in the Caribbean sometime tomorrow night. Please pray that our sovereign God, who controls every storm, will mercifully spare life and property.

You can read Brother Thabiti’s meditation on God and calamity, here. The ways of God in the midst of calamity are, indeed, mysterious. Our puny minds can’t fathom these things. We can know this, however: God is Almighty; and He is in control.

That’s all I need to know.

If God is in control, then I know the devil is not in control. If God rules, then I know evil men and women don’t have the last word. And if I am in God’s hands, ultimately, I am “safe and secure from all alarms.” Our God reigns, He is sovereign, He is in control; and if, through Christ, we are resting in Him, we’ll be all right.
Psalm 47
1Clap your hands, all peoples!
Shout to God with loud songs of joy!
2For the LORD, the Most High, is to be feared,
a great king over all the earth.
3He subdued peoples under us,
and nations under our feet.
4He chose our heritage for us,
the pride of Jacob whom he loves.

5God has gone up with a shout,
the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.
6Sing praises to God, sing praises!
Sing praises to our King, sing praises!
7For God is the King of all the earth;
sing praises with a psalm!
8God reigns over the nations;
God sits on his holy throne.
9The princes of the peoples gather
as the people of the God of Abraham.
For the shields of the earth belong to God;
he is highly exalted!

Pray that people, everywhere, would come to acknowledge and rest in this truth. And pray for the safety of our brother, Thabiti, and his family.

1 comment:

Kristie said...

Thanks for your prayers! The island minister's association held a Thanksgiving Service downtown today, in praise and thanksgiving to the Lord in turning the storm away from us.

We know that God is sovereign and turns the winds and waves according to His perfect plan and good purposes. We continue to pray for areas of Jamaica and Mexico that are still recovering from Dean.

We are grateful for your care and concern.

Kristie & family