"So," they say, "nobody's perfect!"
But the Vinedresser won't buy that.
Given the opportunity, He will trim the unproductive suckers and shape the branches so each one will bask in Sonlight.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

No Fooling!

        My Scripture calendar revealed God's promise of Mark 10:27 for Tuesday, April First, 2008: Jesus looked at them and said, "With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God." (English Standard Version)
        In view of God's faithfulness, as well as all His other attributes, the believer might respond to Jesus' statement with a huge, Duh. Through the eyes of faith, to say that all things are possible with God is one of the most obvious statements He could have made.
        To see it that way, we must close our eyes to our human experience. From that fallen perspective, Murphy's Law prevails: "What can go wrong will, and at the worst possible moment." How many times have I quoted one of the numerous permutations of that fatalistic phrase? An even more negative, humanistic cliché would be, Life sucks, and then you die.
        What a contrast that is with God's word! And how foolishly pie-in-the-sky His inspired word seems through the eyes of corrupt, human flesh. But through faith, we can respond to all of God's promises with a resounding, "No fooling!" Even on April first.

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