The Lord of History
History flows like a river, unstoppable by any man, from the creation to the final judgment.
Man is by nature rebellious and is reluctant to acknowledge a Creator far superior to himself. In his rebellion, man has tried to transform God’s creating hand into the dice of chance. But chance events cannot create what mind and fingers make. Man may argue that Christ could not have risen from the dead because our most able scientists cannot raise the dead. Man may even claim that the educated have risen above a so-called Christian “religious myth” – but he cannot deny that when he does so, he creates a new religious myth.
All of history finds its meaning in Jesus Christ, and all the fixtures of history are covered with the fingerprints of God. So long as man is allowed to be free to see, that fact will never be hidden by the proud claims of humanity’s science.
Men may deny that God is in control of all history or deny that Jesus Christ is the theme of all history. They can try to pollute the river of history or even hide it from view, but they cannot deny that while futile attempts have been made, history remains numbered in years before and after Christ, B.C. and A.D. He, and no man, is the true Lord of history.