Many of us harbor the illusion that we have a great deal of control over what happens to us. Inevitably, however, something crushes that deception: a sudden illness, a car accident, a natural disaster, the loss of a job, someone’s death, a war, a terrorist act. Then we remember what little control we actually have over our lives, those we love and the world around us.To read the rest, go here.
Ecclesiastes’ Teacher reminds us of that, too. But he also points out that Someone is in control. And that has an enormous impact on how we approach and experience life’s seasons and turns.
So Paul took his stand in the open space at the Areopagus and laid it out for them: "I'm here to introduce you to this God.... He doesn't play hide-and-seek with us. He's not remote; he's near. We live and move in him, can't get away from him!" ~Acts 17