But our citizenship is in Heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables Him to bring everything under His control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like His glorious body. NIV Philippians 3:20-21
We used to sing the song in music class “He’s got the whole wide world in His hands.” I suppose today that’s not a politically correct song, so it’s on the banned list for music teachers. Perhaps instead it would be sung, “We’ve got the whole wide world in our hands,” or something along that line. But the good news for today is that Jesus sits at the Father’s right hand, and He is the One who brings everything under His control by His power. He still does hold the world in His hands, and He always will.
Colossians 1:17 repeats this truth. It is talking about Jesus: He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. Jesus holds all things together in the world. Not Al Gore, not any man, but Jesus. Jesus is the One who keeps the sun from burning us up or from freezing us out. He is the one to keep the disaster movies from happening. He is the fat lady who sings.
My husband and I just watched a movie, “How it Ends.” In Acts 1:7 Jesus told the disciples, It is not for you to know times or seasons the Father has fixed by His own authority. Don’t get sucked in. It will end how God has fixed how it will end, not in any other way or time.
Another verse about Jesus being in charge is Hebrews 1:3: Jesus is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of His nature, and He upholds the universe by the word of His power. After making purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.
There is no need to fear that an EMP will wipe us out, a nuclear disaster, an asteroid, or even global warming. Jesus holds the universe under control by the word of His power. That same power will one day transform our lowly bodies to be like His glorious body. That’s a part of our hope in Heaven. One day we will not have the limitations of death, pain, tiredness, disabilities, and disease.
There was the beer commercial with people sitting in lawn chairs on the beach, drinking beers, with the caption: “It doesn’t get any better than this.” If you don’t know Jesus, that’s true. But if you do know Jesus, the best is yet to come. It does get WAY better than this!