God is never surprised

One of my favorite sports quotes is Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly a few years ago, who responded to a question about his QB cheating on a test: “Am I surprised? Heck no. I have a 16 year old knucklehead at home. Nothing surprises me. I am disappointed, but not surprised.”

Today my wife Diane and I will celebrate our 31st wedding anniversary serving dinner to the community and church of Wesley Chapel in Short Gap.  She will spend a couple hours today making strawberry pies and cream pies.  And God is not surprised.  She lost a nephew to an accident and her sister to cancer.  God was not surprised.  She graduated from Frostburg State University in May of this year. God was not surprised. We will celebrate our anniversary by visiting and staying with our friend Patricia (who we met in Haiti) for a few days at the end of this month at Siesta Key, Florida.  God is not surprised.

I cannot conceive how all of our choices, both good and bad, have led us to where we are today and made us who we are today.  We are in Short Gap, WV and we are blessed to be followers and servants of Jesus Christ.  We are living our lives for Him. There is no other reason I would be a pastor.  I always tell the people here that there is no other reason we would live in Short Gap.  If we were going to choose for ourselves where I would pastor, Diane would choose somewhere near the beach.  And God is not surprised.

Over the last 31 years, I am sure He has been sad for us and disappointed in us, but never worried about us.  To God be the glory for where we are in our relationship with each other and in our walk with Him.





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