This is My Father's World

  • June 18, 2008
  • #6818

Joni sings "This is My Father's World" and reminds listeners to remain strong in the Lord.

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 

Hey, this really is my Father's world.  When Jesus was raised from the dead, that’s when He served notice on Satan’s that his vise-grip hold on the earth was broken.  God had opened the door to full reconciliation through the cross and now it is only a matter of time before Jesus returns as Conquering King, to overthrow evil forever.  He’s going to heal every hurt, and right every wrong.  Yes, it's “only a matter of time”…yet that time has a quite come yet, has it.

And Jesus says time and again “I am coming soon,” But that day has not yet arrived.  We are still camping on enemy soil. We still live in an era when the evil one is – as the Bible puts it -- “roaming through the earth and going back and forth in it.”  When the Bible calls Satan the “prince of this world” and “the ruler of the kingdom of the air,” when it acknowledges that “the whole world is under the control of the evil one,” it means what it says.

We can sing, “This is my Father’s world,” But for now, as it says in Luke 22, “this is Satan’s hour—when darkness reigns.”  There are still thorns and thistles and killer earthquakes and floods and junkyards and snakes that bite and neighbors that fight and disease that cripple and cancers that kill and eyes that go blind and ears that go deaf.  The world is still broken, but, friend, the devil knows his time is short.

Take heart!  We are reminded to be strong in the Lord against the powers of this dark world.  This is the Father’s world.  His overarching decrees demonstrate that He is in control.  He has the final say, so be of good courage.  It’s our Father’s world, so let’s do all we can today in His mighty power to reclaim earth as rightfully His. 

 

MUSIC: This is My Father’s World;   Words: Maltbie D. Babcock, 1901; Music: Franklin L. Shepard, 1915, Public Domain

 © Joni and Friends

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