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Why am I being pig headed, you may ask? Granted, my background pre-disposes me to “pig headedness.” I grew up in a minister’s home. I attended school in a small town and left home at 18 to serve in United States military. The year was 1973. I returned in 1977 to marry my high school sweetheart with whom I’ve enjoyed her love and acceptance for past 27 years. I’ve reared three children, all grown. I served my community as a police officer through years and now enjoy retirement. In retirement I’ve chosen to pastor a small church that my father founded.
I tell you my background of past 50 years to set stage for what I’m about to write. When it comes to human history “luck” may seem order of day, but it isn’t. “…pure luck…” should be changed to “God’s Providence and over riding hand in affairs of men.” Yes longer I live, more I study history (my life’s passion), more I see movement and aligning of nations—either past or present—the more I am convinced that “luck” in world affairs has little to do with way things are. It is God who holds course of human history in palms of His Hands.
So, when you are tempted to scratch your head and think—Wow—what luck! Try this. God doesn’t rule His world and universe by luck. He rules by His Sovereignty and favors those who will serve Him willingly. No my friend, it isn’t luck that’s covering history. It’s goodness and favor of God who is The Almighty history maker.
Keep faith. Stay course. Jesus is coming soon. Are you ready? Or maybe I should inquire—are you feeling lucky?
Pastors a small church in what used to be a small town.