Back in my running days, I had a T-shirt which read, “Doesn’t expecting the unexpected make the unexpected the expected?” While it is an interesting piece of semantics, it has life applications as well. In our world today, something new and unexpected is always just around the corner. You either learn to deal with each new thing or you begin to fall behind where everyone else is headed.
The Bible is full of stories where the unexpected became the expected. Picture Moses tending sheep on the backside of the desert. He had fled Egypt after killing a slave-master. Suddenly, he sees a burning bush that isn’t being consumed. To top that, a voice began to speak out of the flame. I doubt Moses expected anything like that. Yet, after this event, Moses experienced event after event that defied human expectation. He began expecting the unexpected. And God did mighty work after mighty work through him. Continue reading Expecting the Unexpected