“When Elisha came into the house, he saw the child lying dead on his bed. So he went in and shut the door behind the two of them and prayed to the Lord. Then he went up and lay on the child, putting his mouth on his mouth, his eyes on his eyes, and his hands on his hands. And as he stretched himself upon him, the flesh of the child became warm. Then he got up again and walked once back and forth in the house, and went up and stretched himself upon him. The child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes.” (2 Kings 4:32-35 ESV)
God used Elisha to bring the Shunamite’s son back to life. Notice how intimate the interaction was. That is how it is with God. He is “right there” with us. We watched a sermon on a DVD recently on the greatness of God. While watching it one of my children commented that they do believe in God, but sometimes still doubt. After the the DVD was over, we started our dessert and I turned the radio on. Wouldn’t you know the song playing on the radio had the same name as the sermon we just watched! I think God was assuring my child that He is great.
“What shall I render to the Lord for all his benefits to me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord, I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people.” (Psalm 116:12-14 ESV)
The Lord is so good to me. During an uncertain time in our world, there are many stresses I feel on a daily basis. But I trust in the sovereignty of God. He doesn’t change no matter what changes in my life.
“His power shall be great-but not by his own power; and he shall succeed in what he does, and destroy mighty men and the people who are the saints. By his cunning he shall make deceit prosper under his hand, and in his own mind he shall become great. Without warning he shall destroy many. And he shall even rise up against the Prince of princes, and he shall be broken-but by no human hand. The vision of the evenings and the mornings that has been told is true, but seal up the vision, for it refers to many days from now.” (Daniel 8:24-26 ESV)
Daniel’s vision is frightening to read about. It foreshadows end times. Once again I cling to the sovereignty of God. He wins in the end and so do we!
“To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.” (1 Timothy 1:17 ESV)