This ceiling will never get painted!

The room in our house that I use as a home office, decades back, was be shared by both of our sons. My husband Gary built them bunk beds and they shared the room. Our oldest son did the big brother thing and took the top bunk.

I had not thought about that in years. Today, as I am sitting at my desk I happened to glance up. There, in the corner above my book cases, on the slightly yellowed popcorn ceiling is written in pencil, in a child’s handwriting, “God Rules”. A simple two-word statement from a child’s hand decades ago brought an unexpected and much needed calm to my spirit.

My momma’s heart was filled with the remembrance of how my son has loved the Lord since childhood. He’s now a grown man. His personal faith journey takes unique and interesting turns. Nevertheless he knows God. God knows him.

As I write this we are in the midst of the stay at home order in response to the spread of the COVID 19 virus. There is such an interesting mixture of panic and peace both being released around us. People experience both to diverse measure.

I can hear my son’s younger voice talking about the wonders and awesomeness of God. Something like “God is so cool, God rules!” That gives me joy. That gives me peace.

I also know that in times like this where chaos tries to permeate every part of our world. It is a good reminder from the hand of a child, that God is still on his throne. He is still God. He has overcome sin, death, and destruction.

The peace of God passes all understanding. This peace keeps our hearts and our minds in Christ Jesus.

God Rules…. Have peace.
Pastor Kristi Graner