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CLARITY 8-31-18 Presumption


A Biblical Response to Current Events – 8-31-18



What’s Happening:  “When Amy Moffat apparently fell asleep at the wheel last Sunday, rolling the F-150 that she and her newlywed husband (Stephen Graham) were in going to their honeymoon in Canada and killing them both, I’m sure she was surprised (  Quoting from an article by his employer, ‘“It is incredible how fast time passes by. How we think that those we love will be there the next day. It is hard to reconcile that he is gone, but his life, his passing, and his love for his beautiful wife Amy will always symbolize for us to live life to the fullest, don’t take a day for granted, and love those around you deeply.’”


Knee-Jerk Response:  “Oops!”


Biblical Response:  “Yeah, there’s no guarantee of tomorrow (or of our kids’ or grandkids’ tomorrows – truly, they are only on loan). Their temporality in a fallen world is uncertain. Sometimes, we are stupid. Sometimes,  there is collateral damage to ours or others’ stupidity. These things are mostly unpredictable.”


“Christians? No less tragic is the unexpected (or even expected) death of a loved one…except a Christian knows this is not the end (1 John 2:17). Sure, temporality affects us all, but we have the assurance of eternity (John 6:54).”


Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, let us not take anything for granted, least of all, tomorrow; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”


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