The most famous person I’ve ever met was Elvis Presley.  It was at a gas station in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.  The year was 1999.  I’m beginning to think it wasn’t the real Elvis since he died in 1977, but he looked the part, and he insisted he was!

I would wager that not many of us truly know someone famous – like  internationally famous.  Someone everyone would know.  Few of us have ever even met the President.  And if we did meet the President, it’s not as if he would know who we are.  He might repeat our name because it’s written on a name tag or whispered by an aide, but he would forget us as soon as he said it.

Maybe we’ve never met the President or Elvis, but we do know one ruler Who is above all other rulers.  This month in our continuation of visuals of Who God is, we see God as King:

For God is the King of all the earth; sing praises with understanding.  Psalm 47:7

Amid coronavirus, racial disunity, riots, shootings, etc., it’s easy to get discouraged and feel the world is in total chaos.  It might even feel like anxiety is the only response left.  How can we handle all of this?

I’m glad you asked.  And the answer is: God is King; sing praises with understanding.  God is sovereign.  He is in control.  He hasn’t abandoned His post or gone for a coffee break.  He knows what is happening, and He has a plan.  He executes His will and nothing is out of His realm.

What is our response?  To sing praises with understanding.  Rather than biting our fingernails in the corner, sing praises because we know God is King.  Instead of spreading worry in our workplace, sing praises because we know God is King.  In opposition to the fear of other moms around us, show your children to sing praises because we know God is King.

Love, April

April Cline

Author April Cline

April Cline, may not have a magic wand, but she often finds that her personality magically changes with coffee. If given a few wishes in her fairy tale life, she would request woodland creatures that are handy with housework and a really long nap until her prince arrives (hopefully with a coffee in hand). April's wit and skills on the piano are just a few delights she brings to the family of Christ the Word church. Her tender heart is a testimony of God's grace at work in her.

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