I love this stain glass window that sits above the doorway of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fredericksburg, Texas. This vibrant glass portrait depicts our Lord as the Almighty King of kings – His rightful title.
The first time He came as a helpless baby, born in a dirty stable of humble parents. The second time He will come as King of kings, Creator of the universe and ready to assume His throne. This time He will arrive, not with the whimper of a newborn baby, but with the bang of the eternal Creator who has arrived to set His creation straight.
The world doesn’t realize it, but it’s marching to the beat of the Master Drummer. God created time when He created our universe. His timeline was set before the first tick of the clock at the beginning of it all. Do we really think there hasn’t been a single minute when this awesome God wasn’t totally in control of His creation?
“’For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done,’ saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure,’” Isaiah 46:9-10.
“Thus says the Lord: ‘Heaven is My throne, and earth is My footstool,’” Isaiah 66:1.
“Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said: ‘Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?...who shut in the sea with doors?...Can you send out lightnings, that they may go and say to you, ‘Here we are!’?...Everything under heaven is Mine,’” Job 38, 41.
God is in control of presidents, countries, elections, etc., etc., etc. There is no “random” and there are no accidents. Every thread God pulls through the tapestry of this world’s timeline is specific to His plan. God works with perfect precision. Everything has a purpose. We can rest in the assurance of that truth.
Oh, the wonder of amazing grace, that the Almighty God of all time and space should reach down and tenderly love little ole you and me!
“Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!” 1 John 3:1.
-“Not with a bang, but a whimper,” written by T.S. Eliot (1925) in his poem, The Hollow Man.
-a quote about being darkest the hour before dawn, written by Thomas Fuller (1650) in his religious travelogue.
-a quote about marching to the beat of his own drummer was written by Henry David Thoreau (1854) in his book, Walden.