The Dancing Hand of God
I like the fundamental thesis of a book I once read:
God is God. He blesses whom He chooses to bless with his dancing hand.
He has no obligation to reveal where and when His hand will dance. He is not required to have the approval of man for His hand to dance.
It is not wise to try and out-think God. Man, finite, is not equal to God, infinite. The Creator of ALL is privileged to rejoice in his creation. In a millisecond He can create new stars that sparkle in wonder, cause the ocean waves to sing His praise and make trees whisper His glory.
In trying to exegete passages that explain Jephthah, Samson and Solomon being in the Hall of Faithful (Hebrews 11), I just assume God's hand danced and they finished with grace.
Our lives are filled with enormous challenges. Our times are fraught with contradictions. Evil men and evil deeds are bold and idols fill our land.
There are events and questions incomprehensible. Matters beyond our ability to cognize the variables, much less have power to change the eventualities.
Even as I write the President of the United States and dictator Kim Jong Un
are meeting in Singapore. Iran is racing to produce nuclear weapons with the intent of annihilating Israel. China and Russia are seeking to displace the United States as the world's strongest economy and democracy.
Who can explain all this? Who can say with certainty what tomorrow shall bring? Are we required to have answers for such questions to go to heaven?
The answer is "NO"!
God does not hold us responsible for those things which are beyond our power. Our only hope is to "do justly, love mercy and walk uprightly before the Lord our God" (Micah 6:8).
Again I ask: Considering our inability to determine politics, world order, wars, international economies and restraining evil social movements, are we too small and insignificant for God's hand to dance in our lives?
The answer is "NO", we are not insignificant! God delights for his hand to dance in our lives. He chooses the time and place. He chooses those moments when He receives the glory.
Weekend services were wonderful. I praise the Lord for times of fellowship and worship with the people of Covenant.
Monday came. Off to the office. My hope had been for a clear sunny day with roofers proceeding to dry in our building. Rain. Rain. Rain all day. Drove home late evening in the rain.
I love rain. But a few days of dry would seem to be a good thing.
God does not ask me before He determines the weather. His hand dances in the rain.
Of this I am absolutely certain: if we keep putting one foot in front of the other with a pure heart the sun will shine. What I mean is that if we are faithful God's hand will dance in our life.
It is not His faithfulness that is questioned. Our faithfulness is God's pleasure as He delights to season our path with His Dancing Hand.
Psalm 115:12 "The Lord has been mindful of us; He will bless us; he will
bless the house of Israel; He will bless the house of Aaron."