mystery

He is On Your Side

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28 Hannah and I were sitting in LAX waiting to fly to Israel when I was in seminary. I started talking to a few of Orthodox Jewish Rabbis who were also waiting for the flight. They asked about my occupation, to which I replied that I am a pastor, after which they inquired, “Are you evangelical?” They told me that they admire evangelicals because they support Israel. I explained to them that I am an evangelical, but that I am a Calvinist, or a member of the “frozen chosen,” a rare breed. One of the men asked what that meant, so I explained that we’re really obsessed with God’s sovereignty and His careful planning of everything. I then turned the tables and asked

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