For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.
Colossians 1:16 NIV
This world is not our home, but God made us stewards and cultivators of earth, relationships, and families. Until He calls us home, we need to take care of His charge. We need to understand the world, issues of the heart, and human error.
When we can’t take care because we are too busy pointing fingers right or nodding towards the left, we need to look at our own very human hearts and re-evaluate before blaming outside entities for our own iniquities. Human tragedy that use to bring out the best in our neighborly and patriotic behavior has either brought out the worst in us or drawn a line in the sand. It seems that we no longer face trying times as a unified nation, but are gravitating towards small circles of trust, and even those are being tested and tried as we dive further into the 21st century.
False Alarms and Human Error
Phone lines were bogged down as children called to say their final good-byes to their parents. Mothers removed sewer lids as fathers lowered their babies into the depths of human waste and ocean water. Families scrambled, police officers tried to keep cool in the chaos, and bases locked down. No one knew what to do, but they quickly learned that they were all in this together. We were all in this mad rush to somewhere else.
Our family circled together, praying for peace and praising the Lord for His supremacy and goodness. We asked for protection and thanked Him again and again.
Thirty minutes of raising hearts and confused faces among those we encountered, we were waiting for the all clear. I know that our military and allies would take care of us, but there was so much waiting and wondering.
But the Lord is good, all the time
Colossians 1:15-23 NIV
The Supremacy of the Son of God
The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation— if you continue in your faith, established and firm, and do not move from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.
Despite our misgivings, our human error, our accusations and our lack of love, Jesus rules forever, no question. Click To Tweet
The Lord Jesus is supreme
Despite our misgivings, our human error, our accusations and our lack of love, He rules forever, no question.
So what is the take away thought from the events on our little island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean?
- God is Good, He will reign forever.
- People are only human. They make mistakes. There should be accountability, but forgiveness heals brokenness.
- We need to think about a better way of preparedness.
- Community is important.
- Check yourself before you point a finger, laugh it off, or worse, remain in the dark. Educate everyone on truth.
- Our God is an Awesome God.