July 23, 2018

Psalm 89:20, 21 I have found David my servant; with my sacred oil I have anointed him. My hand will sustain him; surely my arm will strengthen him.

The Philadelphia Eagles report to training camp this week and begin the process of defending their Super Bowl title. Last year’s exciting season brings many fond memories but one of the best for many of us was a play at the end of the first half of the super Bowl called Philly Special. That’s the one where Foles, the quarterback, handed the ball off and then ran out and caught a pass for a touchdown. We all were expecting that the coach would call a play where the best runner would run or the best passer throw the ball to the best receiver. Instead, the players all performed tasks that were not their main skills. Why did the coach do this? Did he hate the other players? Don’t think so. Was he just making things up? Nope. The play had been practiced during the season. The coach had a plan and saw factors that made him convinced that this play with these players would move the story of the Super Bowl towards the victorious end he envisioned. The Bible is built around the way God chose certain people, like Abraham and Moses and David from the verse above to move the story along to its appointed end in Christ. It doesn’t mean God wasn’t doing other things with other people also or that God only cared about these men and their families. The original agreement with Abraham was made to bless all the nations as the Bible tells it. But God chose certain people for certain roles in this grand story. This week, where can you trust that God is calling the right plays with the right players in your life?

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