Control

Control

The NBA season is finally over.  Teams have to figure out how to beat the Warriors and the Cavaliers.  The Warriors are already figuring out how to repeat as champions and Cleveland is trying to think about wha players should stay and which ones have to be replaced so they can beat the Warriors.

In Cleveland everyone thinks that the person in charge is not the coach and not the GM who did not get rehired.  Analyist believe that Levon James is in control of who coaches (they think he is the player coach and Lui just does what he is told) and the player personnel is decided by James.  James is calling the shoots in that city.  His abilities, his personality, his commitment to the game give him authority like few others have.

Yet who really is in control of anything.  The older I get the more I realize how little I control anything in life.  It appears like I have control at times but in truth I don’t.  Life happens.  We can never know what is going to happen from day to day.

There is an old saying; “We make plans and God laughs.”  At one time when our society was nominally Christian people would plan to do something and then add on “The Lord willing”.  They believed  God was in control of all of the universe. He knew what tomorrow would bring and if we got to go to the movies tomorrow it was because God was willing to allow us to go.

Our trip to Vancouver will only happen if God is willing to allow it to happen.  Once people believed that the plane was held up by the power of God not by science.  Driving to work and coming home safely had more to do with God’s will than with our abilities as drivers.

God’s power is totally discounted by those outside the faith and very limited in the eyes of those who are in the faith.  We think we are in control.  We think we know what is best in our families and God is just supposed to help us make the good happen.

This week we will explore the power of God over all our plans and over all the events in the world we live in.

Who is in control?  Good question one we need to explore hope to see you Sunday!  The Lord Willing?

 

Col 1:15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.

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