"Mightier than the thunders of many waters, mightier than the waves of the sea, the LORD on high is mighty!"
Mightier than All
No Evil Can Prevail
This week we've had a stark contrast of events. On the one hand Pete Buttigieg released a photo of his faux family. He and his homosexual partner pose together in a hospital bed holding two newborn babies who they are "adopting."
The family is about as fake as the hospital bed they sit in. Neither man carried the babies or labored to give birth to them. Neither need a hospital bed. The woman (women?) who bore them needed that bed. Yet she is missing from the picture, and her motherly care will be missing from the lives of those children.
It's a faux family.
In juxtaposition stands the Texas Heartbeat Bill that was signed into law and made firm by the Supreme Court's passive thumbs up. While the waves of opposition shout and clamor, the law stands.
Furthermore, the Lone Star State has put a significant chink in the Roe v Wade legacy. Not only are lives being preserved through this legislation, individuals are allowed to take civil action against anyone who performs or induces an abortion. It's a shot across the bow that should strike fear in the hearts of Texas abortionists.
What we have is two very distinct steps in different directions. One steps in the direction of life and the preservation of families. The other steps in the direction of perversion and an attempt to normalize it.
The irony of these two events testify to the ongoing battle that is raging. The Lord is waging war in this world and Satan is by no means attempting to sit on the sidelines and pout. It is a clash of the titans of the highest order.
Enter Psalm 93. This song presents us with wild raging waters. The waves thrash with such cataclysmic force that the sound of it can only be compared to loud claps of thunder. It represents a vortex of evil. The enemies of God dramatically rage with fierce, destructive attacks.
Yet, says the Psalmist, the Lord reigns. His might far surpasses the strongest of tempests. Be they physical or supernatural, no power of evil can stand against his will. Foam and froth as they may, the Lord will always reign on high and bring about his purposes on earth.
Thus, in the face of cultural drift, we may take confidence in the sovereignty of God. His purposes in the earth will never slacken and we may have hope that the evils of this world will be be nothing more than a child's bath tub splashes to our God.
In the glowing cultural victories we may also rejoice. These testify to the fact that the throne of our King is established forever and none shall stay his hand.
After the service this coming Lord's Day Hopewell will enjoy an extended time of fellowship over lunch. The church will provide chicken, place settings, and drinks. Families are encouraged to bring a side to share according to their family size. (Evening study will commence at 6 pm.)
Hopewell Prayer List
Hopewell is always dependent upon God's favor. Your prayers are instrumental for securing that blessing. For that reason, we'd love it if you would request a prayer list and commit to praying for at least one family each day.