Thursday, January 5, 2012

God has spoken plainly

God has spoken plainly, and I have heard it many times: power, O God, belongs to you; unfailing love, O Lord is yours. Surely you judge all people according to what they have done. Psalm 62: 11-12 NLT

Power belongs to God.

Yet, how often to we depend on political figures to weld the right kind of power? How often are we totally dependent on our military to protect us? How often do we put our faith in the stock market to keep us from floundering?

Unfailing love belongs to God.

Yet, we spend much of our lives looking for the right kind of love. First, we look to our parents but eventually find them too human and lacking in the amount of love we need. Then, we search for a friend or friends to fill that gap but they are doing the same and often betray us. We turn for that “soul-mate” who will compliment us in every way, especially by providing the love we need. But we come away with our hearts broken instead. Some of us look to our children to provide that love but they are not capable of this task.

True justice belongs to God.

Sure, we can sue, we can go to court, we can follow the latest case in the media. But there may be a loophole or a lawyer that leaves us wanting a different kind of justice. What court will really uphold the law we want implemented?

God has the ultimate power. God has the unfailing love for which we are searching. Only God can provide real justice – not just what we want to see happen.

Thank you, God, that you have the power, love and justice that we really need. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Copyright 2011 Amelia G. Sims

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