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If you have followed these weekly devotions, you’ll know that one of the cameras I use is fitted to a small drone. This allows ordinary people like me to take video that would have been impossible just a few years ago.

The drone can fly in any direction: it can go up and down, forward and backward, sideways to the left or to the right, and it can turn. The camera can also move up or down. It’s possible to film some amazing scenes, situations, and settings. Now, I can shoot panoramic video and overhead video that give a quite unique perspective - seeing things from above.

Seeing things from above reminds me of God’s sovereignty. God is Lord over creation, over time, over every event, and over all of life.

Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendour, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.

So says 1 Chronicles 29:11.

The thought of God being sovereign does, however, invite questions. If God is Lord over all, why do I suffer? If God is Lord over all, how can he have time to care for me? If God is Lord over all, how can I know him?

The Bible says that we live in a broken world, a world that has fallen away from God, a world where our sin corrupts us individually and together. In this world there is suffering. But this world – and all creation – will be renewed. No longer will there be death, mourning, crying, or pain. God gives us a drone view. In Revelation 21:4, the Lord says, “I am making everything new!” He’s sovereign and we can trust that he sees what we cannot yet see.

God cares for you and me precisely because he is sovereign. He has a drone view of each of us, so none of us is forgotten. Only a sovereign God can do this. 1 Peter 5:6-7 say, “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.”

And just as a drone descends to focus on a small detail, so the sovereign God enters our world as one of us – Jesus Christ. John 1:18 says, “No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.”

We can have full assurance in the sovereignty of God. As 1 John 4:8-10 say, “God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” It’s the drone shot of God’s love!

視頻大意翻譯(Brief video Chinese translation):


你們中的許多人已經跟隨這每周靈修很長時間了。 因此,你會知道,我有個相機是裝在一個小型無人機上的。 這是一個很基本的無人機; 我向你們保證,沒有什麼花俏的東西。 但是它讓像我這樣的平凡人能拍攝視頻,而這在幾年前是不可能的。







聖經說,我們生活在一個破碎的世界,一個遠離神的世界,一個我們的罪敗壞我們個人和群體的世界。這個世界上有苦難。但這個世界—以及所有的創造—將被更新。不再有死亡、哀悼、哭泣或痛苦。神給了我們一個無人機的視野。在啟示錄21:4中,主說:“我要使萬物更新!” 他是至高無上的,我們可以相信他看到了我們看不到的東西。


“所以你們要自卑、服在 神大能的手下、到了時候他必叫你們升高。你們要將一切的憂慮卸給 神、因為他顧念你們。”

就像一架無人機下降以專注於一個小細節一樣,至高無上的神成為我們中的一員進入我們的世界 - 耶穌基督。約翰福音1:18說:“從來沒有人看見 神.只有在父懷裏的獨生子將他表明出來。”


“沒有愛心的、就不認識 神.因為 神就是愛。神差他獨生子到世間來、使我們藉着他得生、 神愛我們的心、在此就顯明了。不是我們愛 神、乃是 神愛我們、差他的兒子、為我們的罪作了挽回祭、這就是愛了。”這是從無人機鏡頭下觀看出的神的愛。


Grace and peace

Pastor Callum