Thursday, April 10, 2003 :::
What the minister should have preached on:
Matthew 10:29,31 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them
shall not fall on the ground without your Father. ... Fear not therefore,
you are of more value than many sparrows.
A lot of modern translations add "'s will", that is: "one of them
shall not fall on the ground without your Father's will." But the Bible
just uses the word that means "without" or "apart from". I like that
to think of that, because it says that, even though we grieve at a tragedy
like Ben's death, we can't say "where was God?" We know that if sparrows
can't die without God being with them - neither can we, neither did Ben.
::: posted by Joel at 8:52 AM