HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.” Psalm 103:19
“Overall!” Hearken to the victorious music of God’s ALL — and your sighing will flee away.
Over the needs of the body. He will not allow you to lack. Behind the appearance of things, He is at work. I see Him, one grey morning in Galilee, bringing the fish to the disheartened men. This morning, He is still the same.
Overall hindrances, too, in doing His work. He will not allow you to be hampered by the narrowness of your sphere, the limitations of your knowledge, and the smallness of your means. I see Him, in Jerusalem, opening the iron gate so that His disciple may go free. He is as mighty yet.
Overall, the tempests in your life. There are . . .
- storms of mental doubt,
- storms of practical perplexity,
- storms of affliction,
- storms of temptation.
But I see Him on the lake, calming the wild weather. Today blasts and billows are just as obedient to His word.
Over all seasons of loneliness, also. You have to taste alienation and misunderstanding for His sake. You have sometimes to look out into a darkness where God Himself seems gone. But I see Him, in the upper room, showing Thomas His hands and His side. And thus, He blesses you.
And over the mystery of death. Death is a portion of His dominion, and there you are still within the borders of the pleasant land. I see Him, from Olivet, ascend to His Father and your Father. And He means you to share in His ascension.
Therefore, in bright days and dark, in summer and winter, in life and death — bless the Lord, O my soul!