Daily Dose, Jan. 11 — Ezekiel

  As I looked at the living creatures, I saw a wheel on the earth beside the living creatures, one for each of the four of them. As for the appearance of the wheels and their construction: their appearance was like the gleaming of beryl; and the four had the same form, their construction being something like a wheel within a wheel. When they moved, they moved in any of the four directions without veering as they moved. Their rims were tall and awesome, for the rims of all four were full of eyes all round. When the living creatures moved, the wheels moved beside them; and when the living creatures rose from the earth, the wheels rose. Wherever the spirit would go, they went, and the wheels rose along with them; for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels. When they moved, the others moved; when they stopped, the others stopped; and when they rose from the earth, the wheels rose along with them; for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels. (Ezekiel 1:15-21)   Ezekiel’s first vision is bizarre and true. I especially like the “wheel within a wheel” part of the vision. Here’s the skinny on the meaning of the wheel vision. God can go anywhere God wants to go anytime God wants to go, and he is not, nor will God ever be, trapped or handcuffed by anything or anyone. Amen. This is what preachers and theologians mean when they speak about the Sovereignty of God. God rules the world. God is the King of all history. God builds nations up and tears nations down in order to accomplish His purpose. This is good news, because God loves us and wants to restore us. Israel thought that God lived in the temple. Wrong. God lives anywhere and everywhere God hangs His hat, which included Babylon. When you feel trapped or get yourself trapped and you want to throw in the towel and quit – don’t. God will come, in good time, riding on the wind. -- Y’all come, Dr. Don