There have been times in my life when I was very comfortable with the idea of God being sovereign. It was reassuring – comforting even. And there are still times in my life today when I believe it’s helpful to think of God as one who “has it all together” – who is in control of God’s creation. I also think from a pastoral care perspective, there are times in people’s lives when they need to hear that amidst all of the turmoil, shifting sands and upheaval in their lives…they can at least look to God to be their solid “rock” – the one thing that is steady and watching over them, “in control.”
But when I look up the definition of sovereignty and see that it means “supreme power or authority” – and when I imagine those terms being used by so many to describe the Living God – it just doesn’t sit as well with me anymore.
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