From the moment you come crying into this world,
you begin to perform your duty.
In the plan and ordination of God,
you assume your role, and begin the journey of life.
Whatever your background or the journey ahead of you,
none can escape the orchestration
and arrangement that Heaven has in store,
and none are in control of their destiny,
for only He who rules over all things
is capable of such work.
Since the day man came into existence,
God has been steady in His work,
managing this universe and directing
the change and movement of all things.
Like all things, man quietly and unknowingly
receives the nourishment of the sweetness
and rain and dew from God.
Like all things, man unknowingly
lives under the orchestration of God’s hand.
The heart and spirit of man are held in the hand of God,
and all the life of man is beheld in the eyes of God.
Regardless of whether or not you believe this,
any and all things, living or dead,
will shift, change, renew, and disappear
according to God’s thoughts.
This is how God rules over all things.
Adapted from “God Is the Source of Man’s Life” in The Word Appears in the Flesh