Saturday, May 30, 2009

All Part of the Plan

Isaiah 25:1
(1) O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you; I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure.

There was an episode of Cheers where Sam and Woody conspired to throw off Gary's Olde Towne Tavern's annual bid to win the bloody mary contest. Woody and Sam had a fight and Woody ended up working for Gary. They got a fake judge who declared Gary's to be the winner. After the judge left Sam and Woody started answering questions for the regular patrons about the elaborate ruse. Woody kept saying, "All part of the plan," until Gary came back for the real contest and Woody said, "Not part of the plan."

Nothing can happen to make God say, "Not part of the plan." Of course, this begs the question about the Garden of Eden. I don't think God wanted for Adam and Eve to sin, but He knew it would happen. Therefore, Jesus has always been part of the plan.

The things God does are part of a plan that was formed before the universe existed. He has it all under control. Only God could do this as we cannot possibly comprehend the myriad of variables that goes into even a single life, let alone the billions on the planet. The point of all this is that we have a God who is worthy of our praise and worship. He is in control and we can rest easy in that knowledge.

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