Sometimes I fall into the trap of limiting Jesus. I see and welcome him as personal savior, but that is it. If not careful, that is as far as it goes, for He is the savior of people from their sins. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m very grateful for forgiveness in my life, but Jesus Christ is much more than personal savior. He is the Lord God over the cosmos.
The other day while singing All Creature of Our God and King, I was reminded of this fact. Do you know the words?
Verse 1: All creatures of our God and King, lift up your voice and with us sing, O praise ye! Alleluia! Thou burning sun with golden beam, thou silver moon with softer gleam, O praise ye! O praise ye! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Verse 2: Thou rushing wind that art so strong, ye clouds that sail in heav’n along, O praise ye! Alleluia! Thou rising morn, in praise rejoice, ye lights of ev’ning find a voice! O praise ye! O praise ye! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Verse 3: All ye who are of tender heart, forgiving others, take your part,
O sing ye! Alleluia! Ye who long pain and sorrow bear, praise God and on Him cast your care! O praise ye! O praise ye! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Verse 4: Let all things their Creator bless and worship Him in humbleness, O praise ye! Alleluia! Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son, and praise the Spirit, Three in One: O praise ye! O praise ye! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Today, reclaim the cosmic Lord that you follow. He is Lord over all! Rest in the God who holds all things in the palm of His hands.
This week’s reading:
- Monday – Mark 4
- Tuesday – Mark 5
- Wednesday – Mark 6, Mark 7
- Thursday – 1 Corinthians 13
- Friday – Mark 8
Please Pray for:
- The St. Paul Church family and staff.
- Those who are unwillingly absent.
- Those who are grieving and depressed.
- Ongoing Building Renovations, Modifications.
- The United Methodist Church.
- Our nation and our leaders.
- The World.