The Symphony of God
"The Lord is king! Let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad!" - Psalm 97:1
1. This is the God who reigns on high, above ALL
a. over the earth - clouds, darkness (vs.2) fire (vs.3), lightning (vs.4),
b. above idols (vs.7b), above all gods (vs. 9)
2. There is suffering and evil in this world.
a. evil, injustice, oppression
b. all people have a choice, an opportunity to respond to God.
3. God can take all of what we experience, the good, the bad, the ugly and His love NEVER fails.
a. this is where joy, peace and hope come in.
b. God's light will always dawn - his song is ALWAYS louder than the suffering we face, even when we can't hear it - God is still singing and God invites us to listen - because, "It (lament) helps us listen, because God sings a louder song than suffering ever could." ~ Aubrey Sampson