Being the sovereign ruler of the universe is no big deal to God

I was reading The Pleasures of God by John Piper this evening and he quoted this paragraph by C. S. Lewis:

To be sovereign of the universe is no great matter to God. . . . We must keep always before our eyes that vision of Lady Julian’s in which God carried in His hand a little object like a nut, and that nut was “all that was made.”  God who needs nothing, loves into existence wholly superfluous creatures in order that He may love and perfect them.

You, me, the entire universe resting in the palm of God’s hand.  Nothing happens he doesn’t know about, and nothing happens that he doesn’t allow, for reasons that are usually not clear to us though they are, were, and always will be to him.  How can we not trust that sovereign God?

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