Eternal Election

In case anyone has missed it there will be among other things an election tomorrow determining who controls two of the three branches of our government. So I thought that today we need a reminder of who is in charge of the three branches of government in Heaven.

First we have seated as the Supreme Court Justice of the universe a judge whose appointment is for eternity. He never grows old or retires from office.

Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door. James 5:9

Secondly, unlike our representative who runs every two years we have a legislator who term of office began before the begining of time and whose decrees remain in effect for eternity.

The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.
Isaiah 40:8

Last of all but certainly not least we have a king, a CEO and supreme ruler whose term of office never expires and who is not running for reelection! Jesus Christ our Sovereign King of Kings and He shall reign forever and ever!

He Who Works Mysteriously

I and Me and Mine and My

Were all that I could see

When life was just smooth sailing

The world was about me

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But winds and pains and waves have tossed

My comforts overboard

Till driven by the storm I put

My focus on the Lord

For He who works mysteriously

His will and by His way

To Him who loves us fully

I give my life today

He WHo Works Mysteriously by Peter Caligiuri © 2020 All rights reserved

The Day The Lord Has Made

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24 ESV

Interestingly the day that King David was writing about in this Psalm was not the church picnic, or some other celebration. In fact when David woke early that morning he looked out his window and saw an army camped out on his doorstep and he began to cry out to the Lord for help. The rejoicing part of this psalm begins as David realizes that God is listening to his cry for help and that God will come to his rescue.

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As we face off against this latest Corona crisis, with each of us virtually barricaded in our homes it is easy to give in to boredom, frustration or even despair. But David reminds us that the circumstances we are in are not the source of our hope. Our hope is in the Lord. We are in trouble but God is listening. He knows what to do and He promises to come to our rescue. So whether God’s rescue looks like a sudden turn of events in our favor or a quiet voice reminding us that His grace is all we need; we can know one thing for sure:

This is the day that the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it!!