The passage of the health care bill has many Christians throwing dust in the air and rending their garments. The blogosphere is ablaze with posts regarding the rights of the unborn and inequities toward the elderly. I am not in favor of the bill. I’m not in the mood to debate it. I have not read it in its entirety, but I do know that, among other undesirable elements, it contains things that I cannot endorse and still claim allegiance to the Word of God. And, in that Book of books, I learn that nothing can thwart His purposes.
Do you think we are the first Christians to throw our hands in the air and exclaim, “Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men”? (Ps 12:1)
I thought the timing of this was appropriate. Got it in my email today…I’m sure randomly generated by some gizmo. It is good to keep a vertical perspective in these times that are horizontally exasperating:
There is nothing, on earth or in hell or heaven, in time or in eternity, which can alter in any final sense what God has promised–because all things serve Him.
A word in the Book of the Revelation shows this truth most gloriously. Ten great kings will join their powers with an enormously powerful beast to wage war on the Lamb. God does not intervene to prevent that war.
“But the Lamb will defeat them, for He is Lord of Lords and King of Kings, and his victory will be shared by His followers, called and chosen and faithful” (Rv 17:14 NEB). ~Elisabeth Elliot, from A Lamp for My Feet