I’m not sure why the unexpected continues to surprise me, but it does.
After sixty-plus years of life on terra firma, you’d think I’d have this figured out: I should expect the unexpected.
On a regular basis, like weekly, something happens to me that surprises me. Sometimes it’s a good surprise, and sometimes it’s not, but I can’t tell you how many times something happens and I think, I didn’t see that coming at all!
Why do relatively intelligent people have to deal with a regular barrage of what is often seen as stupid surprises?
Why do most of us struggle so much with things seemingly out of our control?
Why do we humans have the ability to reason, to ponder, and even to plan, and yet we are forced to deal with the unreasonable, the unexplainable, and the unforeseen?
And perhaps the biggest why of all is why does God, who knows everything, allow his kids to confront the unknown and the unexpected?
Maybe, the answer is found in this mysterious reality: surprise is a special teacher.
Perhaps, when God brings or allows us an unwelcome event or experience, he doesn’t do so to frustrate us but…Continue Reading