There is no such thing as luck, chance, or accident, in the journey of our life!
The future history of Christians, both in life and death, is foreknown by Christ. The Lord tells Simon Peter, “When you are old, you shall stretch forth your hands, and another shall gird you, and bring you where you do not want to go.” These words, without controversy, were a prediction of the manner of the Apostle’s death. They were fulfilled in after days, when Peter was crucified as a martyr for Christ’s sake. The time, the place, the manner, the painfulness to flesh and blood of the disciple’s death–were all matters foreseen by the Master.
The truth before us is eminently full of comfort to a true believer. It is an unspeakable consolation to remember that our whole future is known and fore-arranged by Christ. There is no such thing as luck, chance, or accident, in the journey of our life. Everything from beginning to end, is arranged by One who is too wise to err, and too loving to do us harm.
Let us store up this truth in our minds, and use it diligently in all the days of darkness through which we may yet have to pass. In such days we should lean back on the thought, “Christ knows this, and knew it when He called me to be His disciple.”
We should fall back on the thought that Jesus does all things well. It is useless to fret when we have bitter cups to drink. We should rather say, “This also is from the Lord–He foresaw it, and would have prevented it, if it had not been for my good.”
We may have to walk sometimes through rough places on our way to Heaven. But surely it is a comforting, soothing reflection, that “Every step of my journey was foreknown by Christ!”
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