Monday, September 05, 2011

What Do You See When You See People?

If the Bible is true (and it is) we live in a world that is in many ways stranger than a Science Fiction movie.

For example, we know that there are spirit beings around us in the air. Normally they are invisible to our eyes, but there are times in history when they have visibly manifested themselves. They are called "angels" (messengers) of God.

Most are good. It was an angel that announced to Mary that she would bear a son, even though she had never known a man.

Some are evil. These are called "demons" by the Bible.

Another example of how we live in a world stranger than Science Fiction is this: there is no such thing as Luck.

"The lot is cast into the lap, But its every decision is from the LORD." - Proverbs 16:33. In modern times we might say, "Man throws the dice, or deals the cards, or spins the roulette wheel, but the Sovereign Lord has decreed before time what the outcome will be.

"The mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps. - Proverbs 16:9.

This is called Providence. And obviously we can't fully understand it. But we know it's true.

Here is a beautiful and touching reminder that the Lord has sovereignly put into our paths people, and as the song says, "People need the Lord".

Take 4 minutes and see if it softens your heart as it did mine.

2 comments:

Aussie John said...

Terry,

So good to see your statement, "there is no such thing as Luck".

Something many Christians don't understand.

Have seen the video previously and sent it on the rounds. Effected me as it did you.

Terry Rayburn said...

Thanks John.

When my son Michael (who is now 17 years old) was tiny, he pronounced the letter "L" as a "W".

We taught him that we don't believe in Luck because the Lord is in control of everything.

When he would hear someone say, for example, "That was lucky," Michael would whisper to us, "He said 'Wucky'", as though it was a swear word :)