17th May 2017

My God is Awesome

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity…a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance.”
Ecclesiastes 3:1 & 4 (NIV)

When we look over our life, what do we see? Although I’ve lived a rather charmed life, there have been times that I’ve wept, laughed, mourned and danced; I’m grateful that my life has contained more of laughter and dancing.

I’m sure most of us can use the wisdom of hindsight to see the hand of God in our lives, but what can be of most help is to see God’s hand in our lives right now as we are living it. Let’s look at Queen Esther’s story. She had been picked from obscurity to become the next Queen – that is usually where the fairy tale ends, but in this account where the lives of Esther and her people were threatened, Mordecai could see the hand of God working. He could see that her blessings were to be used for such a time as this by God to save the Jews (Esther 4:14).

Recently my mother passed away and while I am not claiming to be Queen Esther here, I do know that my prayer was answered and that all things do work for good for those that love God as it says in Romans 8:28. From the church allowing us book its venue even though we wanted to use our own ministers, and the granting of the visa for my aunt to be able to attend, to the choosing of the cemetery plot, a peace descended and all worked out.

So, whatever we may be experiencing we should remember that God will never leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5)—that’s a promise.

I may be in my “time to mourn,” but I know that “it is well with my soul” as the song goes, and I am blessed because “My God is Awesome”, another song.

Prayer
Loving Eternal Father, thank You for constantly showing us that You are awesome. Please open our eyes so that we do not miss Your mercies which are new every morning. In Jesus’ name we pray.
Amen
 

Study by Jackee Brown

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About the Author:
Jackee Brown is a member in the Worldwide Church of God UK Congregation in London.

Local Congregation:
Worldwide Church of God London
Indian YMCA Student Hostel
Mahatma Gandhi Hall
41 Fitzroy Square
LONDON W1T 6AQ

Meeting Time:
Saturday 2:30pm

Local Congregational Contact:
Martin Ryan Phone: 07958 386944
Email: martin_ryan@wcg.org.uk

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6NMlFoaESM

[2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws4f6LIOC0U

[3] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0k1WhFtVp0o