“In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever. This is the meaning of the vision of the rock cut out of a mountain, but not by human hands—a rock that broke the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver and the gold to pieces.
“The great God has shown the king what will take place in the future. The dream is true and the interpretation is trustworthy.”
Then King Nebuchadnezzar fell prostrate before Daniel and paid him honor and ordered that an offering and incense be presented to him. The king said to Daniel, “Surely your God is the God of gods and the Lord of kings and a revealer of mysteries, for you were able to reveal this mystery.”
Then the king placed Daniel in a high position and lavished many gifts on him. He made him ruler over the entire province of Babylon and placed him in charge of all its wise men.
True hope and change can only come from God. It is an arrogant thought to think that you can save the world, even if it is a sincere desire. We don’t hold that kind of power. God can use us to implement His plans, but we really don’t have the power to cure all of the world’s ills.
Throughout the past few weeks I’ve heard this song on the radio quite a bit. It is a song that gives me a lift. It reminds me that God is in control and can be anywhere, in any event, at any time–from the darkest areas of any country’s society, to the upper echelons of the world’s governments.
God is faithful and often rewards our faithfulness to Him.
Kind of reminds me of the story of Daniel and what King Nebuchadnezzar came to know–he wasn’t the one ruling his “city”.
Simply put, God reigns.
“God of this City”–Bluetree
This band is from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Interestingly, this song was inspired during the band’s missions-related trip to Thailand. Yet, given the recent unrest in Ireland, I bet this song is a comfort. This is definitely a wonderful and timely song. CLICK HERE for the “Belfast” version. It is the non-acoustic version played on the radio.