November 22, 2010: Does everything happen for a reason?

Posted on : Nov 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: Still Speaking

For I know the plans I have for you, says God, plans for your prosperity and not to harm you, plans to give you a future with hope. (Jeremiah 29:11)

Last week we looked at the story of Joseph and the concept that God is at work in hidden ways in the world. The writer of the Joseph narrative looked at all the trials and misfortunes that happen to people and came to the conclusion that we may not always see God at work in the world but in spite of dire circumstances God seems to be able to sometimes bring about good from unfortunate events. God doesn’t necessarily work through miraculous actions but rather through and with willing human partners. investment options homely.