So, what if you wanted to build a beautiful harwood chair, and, when you had finished, it broke out in leaves and bore bananas? Or you took a small stone to use as a paperweight, but it mounted up with wings and flew away?
Both absurd thoughts, don’t you think? More like something out of a Salavador Dali painting than something from real life.
While these notions only make sense to us, there is another absurdity that we cannot reconcile – Does an all-powerful God create creatures without knowing what they will do? Does God destine us for matters, but we turn out to be completely different than God made us?
This morning, we looked at Ephesians 1:3-14 to frame the question of predestination – does God ordain us certain and unchanging fates, or can we simply become whatever we want.