Over the last few months, I have been exposed to the difficulties that surround that entire process of waiting and trusting. I have had several incidents that have removed all control from me, and that is actually pretty unsettling. It’s day’s like this that I could dream about guys like Kamehameha, after all it is his day. Kamehameha was the monarch who first established the unified Kingdom of Hawaii way back in 1810. He wielded so much control that he was able to keep the Hawaiian Islands from been colonized at a time when the rest of the Polynesian Islands where succumbing to Colonial powers. He helped bring pineapples and coffee to Hawaii and said things like this:
“Endless is the good that I have given you to enjoy.”–Kamehameha I
Pretty impressive control, and evidently a pretty impressive ruler!
Despite Kamehameha dominance as a ruler, he can only teach me things today, he can’t really help me with waiting and trusting, especially since his control eventually gave way others. Fortunately, I know another ruler that his followers said this about:
What kind of a man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him? – Disciples of Jesus
Now that’s control! And that guy is still around helping us today. He’s the guy I will look toward during these days of lack of control (as if I ever had any), apparent uncertainty, and ‘confusion’.
9 The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. Proverbs 16:9 (ESV)
Think about that when you have concern about what is happening around you!
And have a great Kamehameha Day! Aloha Kakou