Thursday, May 21, 2009

God over Germs

I sometimes listen to people talking about sickness and disease they are going through, or maybe a family member is going through. We have had our share of hospitals and doctors over the years to the degree that some of the kids are not really interested in being "checked out" any more because the doctors can't really find anything conclusive.

I am not suggesting for a moment that I am upset with the care we have been given, as I think the doctors are doing all they know to do. It is interesting though how many different diseases and illnesses are around the world today. Can you imagine what it must have been like for those 2 or 3 days of sinless, curseless humanity on earth? Adam and Eve didn't know how good they had it, nor how bad it was going to get; and that was just on earth.

Have you ever really thought about all this disease and death being attributed to the first sin? We would have none of this w/o that first sin. But even more amazing, the other way, is the fact that God knows about every one of these diseases. He knows exactly what causes it and He knows the cure. He knows why the individual has this particular illness and when and if it will be cured. He knows about everything going on in our bodies right now, even if we don't have any visible symptoms.

There are so many crazy things going on in the world medically, and yet God knows exactly what will happen with every single one of these. He is personally involved in every situation and knows if this is going to be fatal or if it will be gone with some medical treatment. There are times when He heals before there are symptoms and times when He allows the symptoms to finish their course.

What an Amazing God we serve. His ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts. He knows our end from the beginning. He knows our going out and coming in; our rising and our lying down.

Serving The God Who rules and controls all things is not burdensome. Are we really proclaiming to the world how good God is when we act like God is small? How difficult is it to be subject to the most powerful God? Who can pick on you when your defender is omnipotent? Should we be trying to find another counselor, when we have God dwelling in our hearts, giving direction from within? Should we really ignore that counsel?

God is good and God is BIG. It should be our delight to worship, adore and serve the Creator and Sustainer of the universe, not our duty. We must live like we understand some of His character. With all the sin that I have committed, He should have struck me with some nasty, incurable disease a long time ago, but this only proves His kindness, mercy and long-suffering to me.

Oh for a 1000 tongues to sing,
our great Redeemer's praise,
The glories of my God and King,
The triumphant of His grace.

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