Ps 19:4-6 – God has made a home in the heavens for the sun. It bursts forth like a radiant bridegroom after his wedding. It rejoices like a great athlete eager to run the race. The sun rises at one end of the heavens and follows its course to the other end. Nothing can hide from its heat.
Years ago I read a sermon preached by Jonathan Edwards entitled – CHRIST THE SPIRITUAL SON – In this amazing sermon Edwards described the characteristics of our sun, the center of our solar system, and the glorious Son of God. He spoke powerfully about how the sun effects our world with its light and its heat. These two characteristics of the sun obviously point us to the powerful light and heat from the Son of God that transforms our lives on a daily basis. As I reflected on this teaching I began to imagine a third way this pictures Christ. The gravitational pull of the sun has a profound impact on our world and points me to the sovereign pull of Christ Himself.
THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD IS LIKE THE GRAVITY OF THE SUN – NOTHING ESCAPES IT.
1. GUARANTEES OUR SAFETY – KEEPS OUR LIVES FROM SPINNING OFF OF THE RAILS
How many times have we made bad or even stupid choices in our day to day activities. Sometimes our pride can get in the way and we set off on a wrong course. The beauty of the Lord’s sovereignty is that as we yield to Him He somehow weaves even those mistakes into His beautiful plan for our lives.
2. GUARANTEES MY ULTIMATE VICTORY IN CHRIST
If I am yielded to His sovereign influence and kingdom plan I cannot lose. He is guiding and empowering me to accomplish all He has intended for my life.
3. CAUSES ALL THINGS TO WORK TOGETHER FOR MY GOOD
Rom.8:28 – “So we are convinced that every detail of our lives is continually woven together to fit into God’s perfect plan of bringing good into our lives, for we are his lovers who have been called to fulfill his designed purpose.”
This is one of those too good to be true verses. In this present crazy season in 2020 it would be easy to think that we will be overcome with the problems and challenges of the day. Impossible!!! If Christ is for me who or what can possibly defeat me.
Let this picture of the sovereignty of the Son of God center your life. He is ruling all things by the word of His power.