CROSSED FINGERS OR CONFIDENT FAITH? (LIVING BY LUCK OF THE DRAW OR HOPE IN GOD)
We live with our fingers uncrossed, in the shadow of the Cross, realizing the covenantal certainty of everything our Lord and Savior died and rose to guarantee in our Heavenly Father’s plans for us.
I was watching a movie on Netflix, and in the previewing banners of those responsible for the production of the movie, one in particular grabbed my attention. It was of the UK Film Council, and in the lower right, it had an inset picturing a hand with crossed fingers and reading “Awarding funds from The National Lottery”.
On seeing that picture, I was struck by a jolting reminder of a dominant philosophy, which that little picture represents for millions of people - a philosophy driving the success of lotteries, as well as the life-shaping decisions of multitudes worldwide. Rather than a sticker of the fish symbol, or the Cross (or any other religious symbol), they could put a sticker of that crossed-finger hand on their bumper to represent the philosophy they live by every day: the luck of the draw.
WELCOME TO BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
I knew I was. They made sure of it - no airs - just authentic welcomes and worship. My hand was shaken, and my heart was stirred.
The men of Issachar understood the times and knew what Israel
(1 Chronicles 12:32)