passage of Providence

(the quince are about a month early / Julie Cook / 2017)

“In a clock, stop but one wheel and you stop every wheel,
because they are dependent upon one other.
So when God has ordered a thing for the present to be thus and thus,
how do you know how many things depend upon this thing?
God may have some work to do twenty years hence that depends on this passage of providence
that falls out this day or this week.”

Jeremiah Burroughs

4 comments on “passage of Providence

  1. I’ve been watching a new series this year on NBC called “Timeless.” It’s about time travel and the main plot is the “villain” who wants to go back in time to change events such that he doesn’t loss his family and another team of time travelers that are out to stop him. The “good guys” consist of a pilot, a Navy seal-type and an historian. Burroughs last sentence reminded me of how much everything is tied together.

    Can you even begin to imagine how great is our God to be able to sort through all the data points in the world to keep things going according to His Divine Plan. My brain just short-circuited.

    • I’ve seen that advertised but just haven’t ever watched it even though I do think I’d like it loving history as I do—-but you’re right…when you try to think about, trying to wrap your mind around God and all the cross connecting—over distance and time…it absolutely boggles our tiny little brains 🙂
      and that’s pretty much a good thing! ;0

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