Taking the center stage, in the midst of philosophers and Athenians and other foreigners, Paul begins his speech - one of the best speeches ever delivered.
In this beautiful passage recorded in Acts 17, Paul talks about the sovereignty of God.
Acts 17:26 - From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.
God has marked out your appointed time in history. Your birth wasn’t an accident, neither your death will be. Your period on earth is a divine appointment.
And, He determines the boundaries of your dwellings. Bible says, He has literally marked them out for you. What an awesome God we serve!
He is a Sovereign God—He’s in charge! He has no beginning and no end. He is the Alpha and the Omega. He is not limited by time and space. He shuts doors that no one can open and He opens doors that no one can shut. Nothing enters your life without His permission. He rules this universe.
If your loved one is going through sickness, God is in control. When you are financially broke, God is in control. When you are facing an unpleasant situation, God is in control. When you feel cheated, when you feel rejected, God is in control. When nation goes through persecution, God is in control.
Isn’t it comforting to know that the God you worship is the ruler of everything? The calm assurance that your Father has everything in His control?