With the recent devastating fire and loss of life in Maui and then the potential for Hurricane Hilary to hit our region, it points to the reality of how fragile we all are. In a single day, our lives can change. But these events also point out to us how faithful a Shepherd we have in Christ. All the storms, wars; all unforeseens can never separate us from the love of God we have in Christ Jesus. As His sheep, He shepherds us through storms into His eternal Kingdom that cannot be shaken or moved.
Sometimes it seems that God is speaking truth into our lives at the perfect time. This is not coincidence. This is a sign of God’s perfect providence. Our spiritual forefathers have stated that God governs all of His creatures and their actions through his works of Providence. They came to hold this belief from books like 1 Peter. In this series through 1 Peter, we will see the deep love and control of God over our lives, how He is weaving us into His great plan. Peter wrote this book to show that by seeing God’s awesome power and control we would entrust ourselves to His care, standing firm in the faith we have in Jesus, our rock and cornerstone.