The first movement of the Gospel story liturgy is ‘Creation.’ And where does creation begin? With God. ‘In the beginning God…’ (Gen 1:1).
The sovereignty, rule and reign of God extends from eternity past even before He created time, space, and formed the world. He is the ‘…only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see (1 Tim 6:15-16),’ and He alone is worthy of all honor, glory and praise.
As we gather to worship, there will be those who are following Christ, and those who do not. And both groups need to be reminded of the transcendent reality of our great God in a world overwhelmed by fear, and uncertainty. Our lives and circumstances may seem out of control, but nothing is ever beyond His control.
“Our God is in the heavens; He does all that He pleases.” Ps 115:3