All heaven will praise your great wonders, Lord; myriads of angels will praise you for your faithfulness. For who in all of heaven can compare with the Lord? What mightiest angel is anything like the Lord? The highest angelic powers stand in awe of God. He is far more awesome than all who surround His throne. O Lord God of Heaven’s Armies! Where is there anyone as mighty as you, O Lord? You are entirely faithful. (Psalm 89:5-8)
Located in the jungle bush on the banks of the beautiful Belize River in Central America, is the small village of More Tomorrow. Within a few clump of trees at village edge, stands a tiny house. Within it lived a frail framed humble gentleman I considered a friend. His face was very wrinkled, almost leathery looking. His was a long difficult life of struggle to provide for he and his family.
I had the privilege of seeing him a few times during trips to his village and honored on several occasions to visit his home. Each time he would greet me with a smile and say, “My friend you have returned.” Sitting in his living room, a space of about 10×10 square, we spoke of how he was getting along. He slowly pointed his crooked and shaking finger upward and said, “He always takes care of me.”
I was sad when I heard he had passed and I would not be greeted again by his wrinkled but wide and beautiful smile.
I will again see his smile when one day, all of heaven’s host, along with all of God’s redeemed throughout the earth’s ages will proclaim together, there is no one mighty, no one faithful, but our Father, the Lord God Jehovah.
May You, Lord God, Maker and sustainer of the heavens and the earth, be honored in worship today. May you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit be exalted! Amen.
“For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.” Matthew 6:13