Words from the Heart for Saturday June 30th, 2018
And Hezekiah prayed to the Lord: Lord, the God of Israel, enthroned between the cherubim, you alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth.
II Kings 19:15 (NIV)
You Alone are God
When the leader of God’s people was faced with the threat of an enemy army, he spread the letter out before the Lord. Who was their God? Was He powerful enough to defend them in the crisis? Yes! He is Creator and the One who rules over all the earth. He made the earth. He has always has the superior power. Call upon Him today in confidence.
A recent online article selected Moncton New Brunswick as the safest city for women to visit alone. According to the article on escapehere.com, Moncton “is known as Canada’s most courteous city, where the people are friendly, the scenery is beautiful and all are welcome. Moncton boasts an awesome cultural scene with local art galleries, public art and a great museum. One can spend hours wandering the streets of downtown Moncton where there are plenty of local shops and unique boutiques to browse.”
The Bible pictures God’s throne surrounded by angels, offering eternal worship to him. It is a powerful and beautiful scene, God in all His glory surrounded by the Hosts of heaven. While all of this is one of the key themes of the book of Revelation, it is also often found in the Old Testament as well. In 2 Kings 19:15 we read, “And Hezekiah prayed to the Lord: “Lord, the God of Israel, enthroned between the cherubim, you alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth.” Hezekiah was a faithful king and I love how he begins his prayer – see God enthroned between the cherubim – the angelic hosts. It is a sign of God’s uniqueness – no earthly king receives such honour. As Hezekiah says, He alone is God. He reigns over all the kingdoms of the earth. Even the kingdom over which Hezekiah reigned. If King Hezekiah recognizes this, so should we. Is Jesus reigning over your heart? He alone is God and deserves to have complete control over your heart. He who received the praise of angels, deserves yours, too.
These have been words from the heart.