Pastor’s Garage February 8th, 2023
February 8, 2023
unimaginable number of galaxies and the even more mind boggling number of
stars in the universe. There are comets and asteroids flying madly through
space that if they struck earth they would end all life! There are even
stars that compete in size with our solar system! If you altered our
distance from the sun by a small factor or the size of the moon or spun one
of the other planets off of its orbit, it’s very likely that the earth
could no longer support life. We exist literally on the edge of chaos.
Change one small thing in the cosmos and we might be toast.
I’ve also been struck lately by the “edge of chaos” reality we live in just
on earth itself. Spy balloons, nuclear silos, pandemics, government
corruption and control, natural disasters and the feeling that death is
almost around every corner. That old adage that we are “three meals away
from anarchy” is probably not far from the truth. Then, if we drill down
even more, there’s the lack of real control that we feel in our personal
lives and how fragile human life is. I don’t need to go into detail, but if
you start to think you’ll know what I mean (and some of us don’t need to
think much because we think about this stuff too much already).
All of this could start to feel pretty overwhelming, but only if we keep
God out of the equation. He is literally IN CONTROL OF EVERYTHING! There
are lots of passages that talk about this but my favorite is Colossians
*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.*
In him everything is held together, “all things.” They were created by him
and are held together by him. There’s nothing outside of his scope. HE IS
IN CONTROL! There’s nothing I mentioned above that is not in his control or
outside of his capacity to control!
This is revealing my age, but a song I often sing to myself when I am
feeling overwhelmed (and which I’ve been singing a lot these days) is “You
Are In Control” by Scott Underwood. I’d encourage you to listen to it,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL7a9Ntc6nQ, and be reminded that whatever
you are facing, God is in control.
Dean Drinnan will be preaching this weekend and I know he will do a great
job bringing God’s word. Dean has been doing an incredible job as board
chair these last few years and he has a passion to bring glory to God
through our church. Please pray for him as well as for Kelly Phillips as
she leads the worship.
Pastor Mike is away on a holiday with his family and Liz and I will be away
for a couple days starting tomorrow and so neither of us will be around
this weekend. If you need pastoral care the elders are available at:
– Garth Cole – 306-697-3382, 306-697-7111 (cell)
– Waylon Kardash – 306-589-9172