Thursday, October 24, 2013

Just Who Is the Owner?

We certainly seem to be living in troubling times.  It only takes a quick view of the news or a short perusing of the internet to know, as Christians, this is not our world.  So then, the question arises, just who is the owner of the world, the universe?

The words of this old hymn written by Malthie D. Babcock  inspire, encourage and comfort me.

 This Is My Father's World

This is my Father's world,  and to my listening ears 
 all nature sings, and round me rings  the music of the spheres. 
 This is my Father's world: I rest me in the thought 
 of rocks and trees, of skies and seas;  His hand the wonders wrought. 

 This is my Father's world, the birds their carols raise, 
 the morning light, the lily white, declare their Maker's praise. 
 This is my Father's world: He shines in all that's fair; 
 in the rustling grass I hear Him pass; He speaks to me everywhere. 
 This is my Father's world. O let me ne'er forget 
 that though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet. 
 This is my Father's world: the battle is not done;
Jesus who died shall be satisfied,
And earth and heaven be one.

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