Thank God He Is In Charge

Ephesians 5:23b: . . . Christ is the head of the church: . . .

Matthew 28:18: And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

The best advice I can give you about His headship and power is simple: DON*T FIGHT IT, ENJOY IT. Resisting Him would be like fighting a cannon with a pea-shooter. You aren*t big enough, fast enough or powerful enough. You don*t see as well as He does, you don*t shoot as straight as He does and much of the time you are aiming the wrong way. You won*t even know the difference between your Friend (God) and your enemy (Satan) until and unless God shows you. It is interesting that our brains, eyes, ears and mouth are all part of the head. If I could choose which part of Christ*s body I would be perhaps it would be His lungs. They help His mouth to speak.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon on Exodus 3:7b: . . . I know their sorrows.

The child is cheered as he sings, *This my father knows*; and shall not we be comforted as we discern that our dear Friend and tender soul-husband knows all about us?

1. He is the Physician, and if He knows all, there is no need that the patient should know. Hush, thou silly, fluttering heart, prying, peeping, and suspecting! What thou knowest not now, thou shalt know hereafter, and meanwhile Jesus, the beloved Physician, knows thy soul in adversities. Why need the patient analyze all the medicine, or estimate all the symptoms? This is the Physician*s work, not mine; it is my business to trust, and His to prescribe. If He shall write His prescription in uncouth characters which I cannot read, I will not be uneasy on that account, but rely upon His unfailing skill to make all plain in the result, however mysterious in the working.

2. He is the Master, and His knowledge is to serve us instead of our own; we are to obey, not to judge: *The servant knoweth not what his lord doeth.* Shall the architect explain his plans to every hodman on the works? If he knows his own intent, is it not enough? The vessel on the wheel cannot guess to what pattern it shall be conformed, but if the potter understands his art, what matters the ignorance of the clay? My Lord must not be cross-questioned any more by one so ignorant as I am.

3. He is the Head. All understanding centers there. What judgment has the arm? What comprehension has the foot? All the power to know lies in the head. Why should the member have a brain of its own when the head fulfils for it every intellectual office? Here, then, must the believer rest his comfort in sickness, not that he himself can see the end, but that Jesus knows all. Sweet Lord, be thou for ever eye, and soul, and head for us, and let us be content to know only what Thou choosest to reveal.

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