See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. [Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.]
God of the Unlikely
“The Apostle Paul [Jewish zealot who persecuted Christians to death] was the least likely candidate in the universe to spearhead the spread of Christianity.”—Tom Steller, at the pastoral staff meeting last week.
The boy named David was an unlikely victor over the giant Goliath.
Trumpets and shouts were unlikely demolition equipment for the walls of Jericho.
An unlikely virgin girl mothered the Son of God.
Don’t rule out the unlikely. In the providence of God, likelihood is a non-factor.
Pastor Sam Crabtree is Bethlehem's Executive Pastor and Lead Pastor for Life Training.