April 14, 2009

Everything Happens for a Reason...


...does not mean that everything that happens was supposed to have happened, as if it were a perfect part of God's sovereign plan. The "reason" could simply be that people suck.

"Why did I get hit by a car, Mommy?"
"Well, it must have been God's plan, sweetheart."

Or it could be that the guy who hit you was a freaking moron going 30 over the limit in a school zone. God is redemptive, and is definitely able to use terrible situations for His glory. But, that doesn't mean that everything that happens was supposed to. Our wrong actions have consequences.

1 comment:

Braden said...

Well put.