Days 19 and 20: Sovereign

Have you ever really thought about the miracle of Jesus’ birth.  Not just the virgin birth part; not even the God incarnate part; but the “events of human history all coming together at just the precise moment in order to fulfill every single prophecy and promise concerning the Messiah” part.

Our first mention of the Promised Offspring came right after Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden, and yet thousands of years passed before Jesus was born in Bethlehem.  Between those two events, many prophecies were given about the Savior of the world.  Only God in His sovereignty could have orchestrated all of history so that Jesus would take His first human breath just as the scriptures foretold.

I cannot even manage my only family’s schedule! Yet God effortlessly managed thousands of years, hundreds of generations, countless rulers and enemies, weather, famine, disease, evil plots and one young couple, all so that His Son could enter the world at a particular moment in time.

I forgot to post yesterday because the events of one day got away from me.  God; however, did not allow one millisecond to escape His notice or control in order that He might bring forth our LORD and Savior.

May we rest in His sovereignty today, as we wait expectantly for His return.  In a world that seems to be coming apart at the seams, we can take comfort in knowing that our sovereign King is still in complete control and orchestrating the events of history to culminate in the moment of His Son’s return: that glorious moment when “every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord!”

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