I’m reading a book on preaching, and Darrell Johnson said something so profound concerning the speech and sovereignty of God:
The word of God creates what is announces and it is happening this very moment.
Do you realize that? Do you realize that you and I, along with the whole universe, are being held together sustained by the word of Jesus Christ? We are not , in the final analysis, being held together by some impersonal natural law. A person and his performative speech are holding us together.
G.K. Chesterson suggested, each new day is not just the product of an inexorable mechanical process; rather , each new day is also the result of God saying, “Do it again!” To the sun, “Do it again!” To the moon, “Do it again!” To my heart, “Beat again!” To your lungs, “Breathe again!” which is why “thank you” is the most appropriate response for human beings to speak at the beginning, middle, and end of the day.