A friend’s husband is the chair of a important UK government agency. He has a position of power and prestige at Oxford University. His books are well-received, and he appears on television regularly. You get the picture…
His youngest daughter was unhappy at University, and despite all his national and university politics and his own books and media work, he was extremely worried about her. And took time off on the weekend to drive down with my friend to see their daughter.
He was simultaneously concerned with politics, with his books, his academic work, his university admin, with keeping all those glittering balls in the air, and with the happiness of his youngest daughter. All those thoughts in his head, and one thought, an unhappy girl, superseded them!!
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Beautiful Andromeda is home to several galaxies. God named each of the stars in each of these galaxies, long before astronomers dreamed of their existence. “He calls each of the starry host by name,” Isaiah writes (Is. 40.26).
God is the ultimate multi-tasker. He controls the storehouses of the snow and the storehouses of the hail, Job 38:22. He tips over the water jars of the heavens when the dust becomes hard and the clods of earth stick together. Job 38:38. The fall of evil regimes at the prayers of God’s people is inevitable. He is in the coincidences of our lives.
And he who created Andromeda tells us that nothing is too small for us to request him for it, Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it. John 14:13,14.
He holds so many thoughts in his head, simultaneously. He is a force in world politics when people pray; he loves Andromeda, and knows its billion stars by name, and he loves me, and answers my silly little prayers, and even asksme to ask, “Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.” Psalm 2:8.