2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation and so I plan to post (form time-to-time), statements from and about that Reformation. I’m kicking this off with a quotation from Dr. Charles Hodge on the providence of God.

To suppose that anything is too great to be comprehended in His control, or anything so minute as to escape His notice; or that the infinitude of particulars can distract His attention, is to forget that God is infinite…. The sun diffuses its light through all space as easily as upon any point. God is as much present everywhere, and with every­thing, as though He were only in one place, and had but one object of attention. He is present in every blade of grass, yet guiding Arcturus in his course, marshal­ling the stars as a host, calling them by their names; present also in every human soul, giving it understanding, endowing it with gifts, working in it both to will and to do. The human heart is in His hands; and he turneth it even as the rivers of water are turned.

—Charles Hodge, Systematic Theology, Vol. I, p. 583