Archive | October 2018

Behold our God

Who has held the oceans in His hands?
Who has numbered every grain of sand?
Kings and nations tremble at His voice
All creation rises to rejoice

Martin Luther explains how we are made kings in Christ, the King. Luther shows this in Romans 8:28-29, that all things work together for our good to make us like Christ. In this way, we are kings, because all things serve me, all things serve you, to make me/you like Christ. We rule over every event, every detail, because it serves us for the greatest purpose ever–to transform us into the likeness of the greatest Man who ever lived, our older Brother, Jesus Christ.

Who has given counsel to the Lord?
Who can question any of His words?
Who can teach the One Who knows all things?
Who can fathom all His wondrous deeds?

Last term, Vitaliy traveled a lot. And I felt like God gave us special protection each time he was away, that no real issues came up. But now, I see that God is moving His hedge. He’s giving us things to bear while we’re apart from each other. New ways of having to trust Him. Me because I’m dealing with the issue; Vitaliy because he can’t be here to deal with the issue. Our van breaking down. Our daughter staying in the hospital, having surgery. Things like this.

Who has felt the nails upon His hands
Bearing all the guilt of sinful man?
God eternal humbled to the grave
Jesus, Savior risen now to reign!

Along with the trials comes the riches of His grace. I’m coming to know and value His peace in a new way. Trusting God brings with it sanity, stability, strength, purpose, confidence, and joy. With our daughter going into this time of uncertainty, God gave me such a knowing that she is His creation, HIs interest, His child, much more than she will ever be mine.

Behold our God seated on His throne
Come, let us adore Him
Behold our King! Nothing can compare
Come, let us adore Him!

Behold, our God.

Seated on His throne.

Come, let us adore Him.


(Behold our God song by Jonathan Baird, Meghan Baird, Ryan Baird, Stephen Altrog)