Jesus Christ is Lord, He is our King.
From heaven He rules; Over everything.
He rules in heaven, He rules in earth.
He rules over death. He rules over birth.
Over all our joys, Over every sorrow,
Over our todays, Over our tomorrows.
Thursday, before the duties of my day began, these words came to mind. I am not a poet, but occasionally a rhyme like this starts in my head. There was no special meaning, and I had thought to add the words “unfinished song” as part of the title. But, when the day was over no other words were needed.
As Jerry and I watched the flames from Cape Canaveral that morning, my first thoughts were of the prophecy of the earth’s demise. This seemed to be a preview of what God can do with man’s inventions. Yet, many other thoughts surfaced. So, bear with me a little as I unravel them.
Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg is quoted by CNN, “I’m deeply disappointed to hear that SpaceX’s launch failure destroyed our satellite. The satellite would have provided connectivity to so many entrepreneurs and everyone else across the continent.”
Zuckerberg also said he has other technologies to help connect people. “We will keep working until everyone has the opportunities this satellite would have provided. ” (CNN) This satellite was supposed to provide internet connections to Africa, where Zuckerberg was visiting when the explosion happened.
From his response, he reveals that he does not have all his eggs in one basket. Nor, do we suppose, his loss left him poverty-stricken. It was only a setback in his plans.
Some may say that God was showing His hand in that explosion on Thursday, but when Zuckerberg succeeds in launching another satellite for Facebook, God will use it to carry the message of His Son to the ends of the earth. He doesn’t need Facebook, but He will enable us to use it to His glory.
And, let us remember that when our dreams go up in flames, the author and finisher of our hopes and plans is still ruling and reigning for His glory, our work, and our joy.
Dear Father, thank you for dreams that reach higher than the sky, that are for your kingdom. Continue until you have fulfilled your plan for your work in us here. In Jesus’ name I pray.