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Celebrating The Everlasting King – Day 1

Celebrating The Everlasting King – Day 1



One of the most prominent names for God in the Old Testament is Adonai, meaning Lord or Master. It is a recognition of Who is truly in control, Sovereign God.


There is hardly a day that goes by that I do NOT realize how little control I have. I can wish and dream and hope and pout, but I know that it is by the grace of God that I live. Every breath we take is given by Him. I cannot control how even a day goes. This week, I had to take a COVID test instead of leave on vacation as I was exposed to several COVID positive people. I have no idea what the future holds.


Feasts, celebrations, are our opportunity to acknowledge the gift of life and the Master of all life. Remembrance of Who is really in charge is important for rightly guiding our steps. Remembrance of the burdens we do not carry because we cannot and because He does, is a comfort. I cherish the opportunity to celebrate Adonai, the Good Master, The Lord.


Sometimes I think it would be nice to be my own master. My human reasoning tempts me to think I can figure things out on my own. At Christmas, I see my juggle, I don’t even know what the man I’ve been married to for over 35 years would like in his stocking, and I can either panic or rest in Adonai’s care. This season, if you see me, remind me Adonai is gloriously in charge.


Philippians 2:8-11 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death: death on a cross.For this reason, also God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name, which is above every name,so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth,and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.


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