He might be laughing

It dawned on me the other day that the leaders of many of the major nations in the world seem very distracted from their jobs, as they try to handle other things that come their way. We have the USA, seemingly preoccupied with building a wall and prepared to close down its government until it gets the go-ahead; we have the UK still trying to sort out Brexit, and even at home here in Australia we have one poll after another, and a political party determining it’s leader – our PM – by such ongoing surveys. And the list goes on….. And so, I wonder, how on earth does this world keep ticking over, when there is a degree of turmoil, pretty much everywhere? It’s at this point that I remember some of the words mentioned in Psalm 2: The One enthroned in heaven laughs. And what is our Lord laughing at? He is laughing at how the nations in the word go about things without acknowledging him by fearing him and celebrating his rule over them (verse 11). And so, I sometimes wonder: would we be that worried about a wall, or that worried about Brexit or that worried about the latest polls, if we paid him the respect due his name – probably not. Isn’t it wonderful how our world seems to keep ticking over – somehow – under his rule, even though most in the world probably do not, in the slightest, acknowledge his rule, let alone fear him and therefore ‘kiss his son’ (verse 12)? And isn’t it wonderful how our world seems to keep ticking over – somehow – under his rule, even though the leaders of many of the major nations of the world are so distracted from doing their jobs? Yes, I am guessing that he’s probably laughing at what we get up to, and get up to, without revering him. He indeed has now installed his king on Zion, his holy mountain, and his name is Jesus – his son, and so we had better pay him the respect due his name, lest he be angry, for his wrath can flare up in a moment (verse 12), and one day it certainly will.

Trev

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