A great reminder for me that:
- God made everything, including those who live with disabilities.
- Human beings foolishly devise evil plans against God that won’t stand.
- God can do and will do everything he has always intended to do.
- We can trust God to respond to threats (of all kinds) and we can continue to speak the word with boldness.
I get that in just a few verses from Acts 4:22-30:
When they were released, they went to their friends and reported what the chief priests and the elders had said to them. And when they heard it, they lifted their voices together to God and said, (point one) “Sovereign Lord, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything in them, who through the mouth of our father David, your servant, said by the Holy Spirit,
(Point two) “‘Why did the Gentiles rage,
and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers were gathered together,
against the Lord and against his Anointed’—
for truly in this city there were gathered together against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, (point three) to do whatever your hand and your plan had predestined to take place. And now, Lord, (point 4) look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness, while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” (Acts 4:23-30 ESV)
God is purposeful and glorious in all his ways. Thank you, Lord, for Jesus!