UPHOLDS ALL THINGS
who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.
To me, this is one of the most amazing passages in the scriptures, Jesus upholds all things by the word of His power. This is more than poetic language, actually it can be taken quite literally, Jesus is seated at the the right hand of the Father, ruling all things. All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to this resurrected man. Christ is truly reigning as a sovereign king.
As for me, this brings an incredible peace into my life, the belief in the sovereignty of God has changed everything for me.
What do we have to worry about? What kinds of things is He upholding when it relates to our world? He is directing everything. He is orchestrating the political events around the globe, raising up and pulling down leaders to fulfill His kingdom plans. He is ruling the economic climate, constantly reminding us that our dependency is on Him and not the systems of this world. He is upholding the climate, including the storms and earthquakes in “diverse places”, even when a “Katrina” comes for a visit. He has proved over and again that He comes near in the worst of times.
But what about my personal life? He is upholding all things, for a child of God there is nothing to be troubled about. Your health is in His hands, your finances are being upheld, your family is covered, He is watching over and harmonizing all the events in your life. How does this truth effect my life? For me, it is incredibly humbling. To see this kind of love for me creates a hunger to know and serve Him more. This kind of love awakens my desire to search for Him in the scripture and to know Him and honor Him more with my life. Some may say that believing in a sovereign God produces laziness, that God does everything and we need to do nothing. Nothing could be further from the truth, one glimpse of His eternal power and sovereign rule will win your heart forever. Only someone who has never seen His sovereign power could possibly believe that this truth would produce prayerlessness. One glimpse of this incredible King will bring you to your knees shouting with the redeemed in heaven, “Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns!”