This looks like a random (click the picture to enlarge) bunch of blue, purple, and black colors that make no sense… unless you know how to look at it. It is a a flying bird.
In the same way, our lives are not random… and neither was the life of Jesus. Consider…
The crucifixion was not an accident. The resurrection was not a surprise. Those mean our salvation has been in God’s mind a long time (Rev 13:8).
Jesus tried to tell the Apostles… but they didn’t get it and at times rejected Jesus’ death and resurrection (Mt 16:21-23; Mt 17:22-23).
Everything Herod, Pontius Pilate, the Jews, and Gentiles did were according God’s plan (Acts 4:27-28). And Jesus knew it… “For this purpose I have come…” (Jn 12:27).
That’s why Jesus prayed… “Father glorify Your name!” (Jn 12:28). That’s why Jesus prayed, “Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will” (Mt 26:39-40). That’s why Jesus taught us to pray… “THY will be DONE on earth as it is in heaven” (Mt 6:10).
Life is not random. It is ordered by the Great… Loving… Kind… Merciful… and Gracious God of Eternity. THAT is why Christians have entered the Sabbath Rest (Heb 4:9) and are able to “Rejoice in the Lord always” (Phil 4:4). That is why Christians are content in all circumstances (Phil 4:11). That is why Christians “Count it ALL joy…” (Ja 1:2).
“Let the Word dwell in you richly…” (Col 3:16)
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