Psalm 118: 1-2, 19-29; Philippians 2: 5-11; Mark 11: 1-11
March 29, 2015
As you know, I've been preaching on information from Larry Osborne's book on the dumb things smart Christians believe. Today's subject has been a difficult one for me to get a handle on—his “dumb thing” was: everything happens for a reason. Well, that sounds like something we should believe, doesn't it? If God is in control, then God is causing everything and God has a reason for everything that happens. And so everything is good.
That is one end of a scale on how involved God is in our lives. The other end says that God created the heavens and the earth and is sitting in heaven simply watching how we are doing. No involvement, simply a creator God who operates hands-off. Osborne doesn't point out these extremes, but in my contemplation, it seemed the place we need to go if we are truly wondering how God is working in our lives.