“For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.” Psalm 90:4
The calendar year has not always started on January 1. There was a time in Christian history when the calendar began on March 25. Nevertheless, when we come to the end of one year and begin the next, most people have a time of celebration and reflection.
At a personal level, some will decide that the year just ending was better than most; for others, it was a year they would rather forget. Then at a global level, when we see and hear of unending wars and famines and new diseases spreading worldwide, some will ask, “If there is a God, where is He?” Others will turn the situation around and ask, “What kind of God permits all this to happen?”
The real problem here is that the God of this kind of thinking is far too small. This is the little man-made God who set the universe going millions of years ago and then retired to let it all evolve. No, according to Scripture, the real God is the Creator and Sustainer of the Universe and everything on this Earth. He is totally in charge of every detail of history. No war or pestilence happens without His permission. But He is also the God Who loves every one of us, and these are often the methods He uses to urge His people to draw closer to Him.
Mr. Ian Taylor with Creation Moment made some very good points concerning the great love and power of our heavenly Father and His precious Son. So many people mistakenly believe He is a God who is far away and one who doesn’t care about nor is intimately involved in people’s everyday lives or struggles. His creation teaches us the opposite is true. We currently know and understand that if we have a significant deviation in our weather, it would prove to be the end for us all; there would be a world wide extinction of life. If all our honey bees died, we would all die from starvation. I believe this balancing act holds true for the ocean tides, the distance of our moon, our orbit and so on. If we had substantial deviations in our own blood ph, it would prove to be fatal. Our bodies are designed by God to maintain homeostasis to preserve our lives. Our God is the Designer, Creator and the great Balancer/Orchestrator of life on Earth. Too many things must remain in constant balance for all life on Earth to continue to be. Those are just the physical aspects of God’s daily divine intervention in our lives. He is also spiritually involved 100% of the time all around the world; He is always working for us all day, everyday. He is always there ready to hear our prayers and help us too.
THE LORD WHO KEEPS THE EARTH:
“Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds,
the wondrous works of Him which is perfect in knowledge?”
“Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?”
“Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.”
“By His knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.”
“Fear ye not me? saith the LORD: will ye not tremble at My presence, which have placed the sand for the bound of the sea by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it: and though the waves thereof toss themselves, yet can they not prevail; though they roar, yet can they not pass over it?”
THE LORD WHO KEEPS AND CARES FOR US DAILY:
“He will not suffer thy foot to be moved:
He that keepeth thee will not slumber.”
“Behold, He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.”
Where I would disagree with Mr. Taylor is in his statement that God’s year no longer begins when God said it would begin; which is sometime around the spring equinox. Man has assumed that time has officially been altered; but what God set in motion and ordained still remains unchanged by Him. Daniel 7:25 makes mention of man believing that they have changed God’s reckoning of time, “… and think to change times and laws:…”.
Great Are the LORD’s Works
“Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation. The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein. His work is honourable and glorious: and His righteousness endureth for ever. He hath made His wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion. He hath given meat unto them that fear Him: He will ever be mindful of His covenant. He hath shewed His people the power of His works, that He may give them the heritage of the heathen. The works of His hands are verity and judgment; all His commandments are sure. They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness. He sent redemption unto His people: He hath commanded His covenant for ever: holy and reverend is His name. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do His commandments: His praise endureth for ever.”