September 20, 2002
"If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth: and if the tree fall toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be."
This has to be one of my favorite verses in the Bible. I know I might not understand the full exegetical construction of this passage, but it speaks to me of God's rule in our lives. I think it is about His humor too. The deeper meaning, as I see it has to do with His Faithfulness. We ignore so many things--I mean we take for granted that a dead tree falls and stays where it has fallen; we don't think about our air supply or the consistency of gravity.
God has ordered not only our lives, but our universe. He sees everything; He sustains everything. How is it that we don't realize He wants our best, when by His grace He has provided for our well being?
Praise the Lord, ye heavens adore Him;
Praise Him angels in the height;
Sun and moon, rejoice before Him;
Praise Him, all ye stars of light.
Praise the Lord for He hath spoken;
Worlds His mighty voice obeyed;
Laws that never shall be broken,
For their guidance He hath made.
Posted by micah on September 20, 2002 04:10 PM