• Jennifer Muster

Divine Control

Each day I receive an email from Dr. David Jeremiah, most of the days I read them it gives me something to think about and ponder that day. Today; however, the message stuck a larger cord and I felt like I needed to share it with everyone. I hope that you find that it touches your heart like it did mine.

In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will. Ephesians 1:11

Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport is the world’s busiest airport measured by aircraft movements (landings and takeoffs of planes). In 2014, movements averaged 2,416 per day (101 per hour or 1.7 per minute). It’s no wonder that the job of flight controllers—those who manage the airplane traffic—is so stressful. Imagine the chaos and carnage that would result if there were no one to direct that traffic.

Now imagine the world as an airport and every individual—all 7.2 billion of us—as an airplane, coming and going as we please, and God as the single “flight controller” keeping track of our movements for all of human history. And not just our movements but those of the animal kingdom as well—untold billions more landings and takeoffs (Matthew 10:29). While the chaos in the world may suggest God has lost control, He hasn’t. God is working “all things according to the counsel of His will.” If God knows when sparrows fall, He knows every detail of your life, too (Psalm 139:16). Our trust must be in the sovereign will of God as He works in the ordinary circumstances of our daily lives for our good and His glory. Jerry Bridges

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