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Scripture: Romans 8:28
Broadcast date: 11/28/2016

NOTHING IS AN ACCIDENT
Have you ever heard about the rough and tough cowboy who applied for a large insurance policy? But the insurance agent was nervous about taking him on because of his life-style. He decided to ask a few questions to make sure that the cowboy would not take any foolish chances. “Have you had any accidents?” asked the agent. “No, not really,” he answered. Then the cowboy paused and said, “Come to think of it though, a rattlesnake bit me and a horse kicked me once.” The agent questioned, “Well, aren’t those accidents? “Oh no, he responded, they did it on purpose.”

That incident made me realize that for a Christian, we never have an accident; that all of the incidents in life are appointments from God. That is exactly what St. Paul tells us in Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God.” You may not encounter rattlesnakes and kicking horses, but whatever you face along life’s highway will not be an accident but an appointment from God.