Kitzur Tefilat Amecha #25

[adapted for middle-schoolers by Rabbi Shmuel Jablon from Rav Aviner's three-volume commentary on the siddur "Tefilat Amecha"]

In the Ashrei, we say "Your kingship is a kingship over all worlds and your rule is for every generation." Hashem’s kingship extends over all nature - including inanimate objects, plant life, animals, and humans. It extends to this world and the next. And Hashem’s rule is also over history - forever and ever. Sometimes, as human beings, we cannot understand why Hashem does certain things in nature or in history. That’s because we cannot see the entire picture, from the beginning of time to the end. Just because Hashem has a reason for everything, doesn’t mean we get to know the reason. Yet, we know that He is in charge and He runs the world.