Unpredictability

This latest snow storm seemed to be more unpredictable than others.  Initially they thought it was going north of us and we would get some snow.  Then they thought it was coming right over us meaning we could get 8 to 14 inches of snow.  In reality, it went south of us and we’re going to end up with a thin layer of ice and a couple of inches of show.  Yesterday in church I was ready to call off our monthly church board meeting (which is tomorrow) for the third month in a row.  One of the wiser guys in the church said, “Let’s wait and see”.  That was the right answer because we’ll probably be able to have them.  The weather forecasters try their best, but sometimes the weather is simply unpredictable.

One of the young people of the church told me that church at Wesley Chapel is unpredictable.  I like unpredictability.  I like spontaneity.  I like wonder.  I know some people prefer predictability.  The truth is that God is unpredictable.  He’s not unpredictable in ways that we need to fear.  It’s not like we have to wonder if He will accept us if we repent and follow Jesus.  His Word tells us if we confess our sin, He is faithful and just to forgive our sin.  His unpredictability often involves taking common people and things and doing extraordinary things through them.

Jesus took regular old wine and bread and made them represent His broken body and shed blood.  He took an average guy like Moses and had him lead God’s people out of Egypt.  God took an average woman like Esther and made her a queen to save His people from extermination.  Nobody could have predicted any of those things.

The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit. ~ John 3:8

Come on get ready for the ride of your life
Gonna leave long faced religion in a cloud of dust behind
And discover all the new horizons just waiting to be explored
This is what we were created for. ~ Steven Curtis Chapman

Unsinkable ships sink. Unbreakable walls break. Sometimes the things you think would never happen, happen just like that… I’ve learned to never underestimate the impossible. ~ Joe Nichols

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