“Religion is an illusion of the emotions,” declared Sigmund Freud the psychiatrist, “and its funeral is at hand.” Frederick Nietzsche one day announced, “God is dead!”
No doubt that their gods died with them but our God is alive! Proclaimed the Psalmist in Psalm 97:1, “The Lord reigns, let the earth be glad!”
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth,” wrote Moses. And He never abandoned nor cast aside His role in controlling it. He continues to be the source and sustainer of all its life, the strength in all of its movements and the power behind its journey.
The earth spins like a top at a speed of 1,000 miles per hour without ever speeding up or slowing down so that we might have a predictable number of hours for each day and night. It is tilted at a specific angle that causes our seasons. And these two facts are simply the beginning of the marvelous miracles of our earth. And why is this so? To demonstrate the fact that “The Lord reigns.”
Our sun maintains a temperature that is warm enough to sustain us but never hot enough to burn us intentionally or freeze us to death when winter arrives. Why this consistency that we never question? “The Lord reigns.”
Wherever we look and whatever we study we see a pattern of consistency and continuity, predictability and potential. God does reign. God does rule. And because He does, we can rest assured in His love and salvation.
Prayer: We thank You, Lord, that You reign over all Your creation. May You also reign in our lives, too. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 97:1 The Lord reigns; Let the earth rejoice; Let the multitude of isles be glad!