Friday, June 27, 2014

EMMDEV 2014-06-27 [Random Musings] Deeper thoughts on an oft-used verse #3

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose Romans8:28

My friend Celene sent me this awesome quote which beautifully concludes the "mini-series" on Rom8:28.

God's plan for the future must be like that of the Persian rugmakers, who let their children help them. In each family the children work at one end of the rug, the father at the other.

The children fail to carry out their father's instructions exactly, but so great is their father's skill, that he adapts his design at his end to take in each error at the children's end, and work it into a new, constantly adapted, pattern.

So too, God. He does not, cannot have one single plan for the world from which we, by our errors, ignorances, and sins, are ever farther departing.. God does not have just one plan for the world, but an infinity of plans, and with the changing course of events selects those that are applicable to the actual circumstances that obtain. (John Lucas, Freedom and Grace, 39-40.)

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The school holidays are here and so I'm going to pause the EmmDevs for a while... I'll resume when the schools re-start. For those going away during the holidays, go with God and travel safely. For those remaining here or not having leave, may you know God's presence and peace.

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Theo Groeneveld theo@emmanuel.org.za
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