March 28, 2012

Aslan is on the Move

Dr. Tim Tennent, President of Asbury Theological Seminary, writes about how to respond when we get in a "what if" mood, questioning what could have been in our lives or the lives of others. He says:

The good news is that God does not want us to spend time weighing out all these possible contingencies, with the resulting guilt, or self-righteousness, or pity-parties, etc. that arise. The key is to not focus on human actions or inaction, but on God’s action. The gospel always trumps both our action and our inaction, even though the gospel will not unfold apart from us. The amazing truth is that despite human failings, sins and rebellion, whether it be at great junctures in church history, or last night when a conversation with your wife or children when awry, God is on the move. God can turn every possible scenario, even death on a cross, into an avenue of redemption and hope.  We must trust that God is at work in human history and in our lives.

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