It stands to reason that if God is as great as we have claimed and believed, we cannot fully understand Him and all His ways. “Human beings are only a part-a small part, in a vast universe!” How can we know everything that our God knows? How can we see all that God sees? How can we experience that God has? How can we comprehend that vast plan God is working out?
Last August 10 at about 12:03 pm, Gladbrook Community and a big part of Iowa, was hit a big storm. Our faith was put to the edge, shaken to what we witnessed after this big, big storm. As of now, there are still communities that have not yet fully recovered from this big storm. It is difficult to comprehend how horrific events like this big storm, Derecho, in Iowa are.
I must admit I have difficulty comprehending especially when I came to know that many cornfields are affected and expected not to yield the desired harvest. Many of our farmers are hoping to have good harvest, to the extent of praying for it.
However, my faith and the Scripture urge me to leave a good deal to God and to stop worrying about what is too great for me. Psalm 31 says,
Song of Quiet Trust
A Song of Ascents. Of David.

1 O LORD, my heart is not lifted up, my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me. 2 But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; my soul is like the weaned child that is with me.[a]
3 O Israel, hope in the LORD from this time on and forevermore.

Maxie D. Dunham in his book, Irresistible Invitation, succinctly put: “What we need to know is that God owns the darkness as well as the light, and that God is present in the night as well as in the day….No aspect of human experience is without God’s presence….God brings deliverance from darkness; sometimes God reveals himself most vividly in the darkness. We may not understand it or be able to explain it, but we know full well that God is in the midst of everything.”
When we believe that God is in the midst of everything, we are led away from that desire to know everything and we are challenged to open our eyes with compassion, to see the need and to respond with joy.
In this “INTERESTING TIMES,” the Christian Faith will remain to be constant and strong. We
will continue to affirm and proclaim that the world is “OUR FATHER’S WORLD…” and we should not forget that though the wrong seems oft so strong, “OUR GOD IS THE RULER YET.”

In His service,
Pastor Gideon

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