God’s Mysterious Ways

I was glad to watch recently the film “Keeping Mum”. Hilarious in part as I relate elements of it to my own experience of church life, but thought-provoking in places too. Rowan Atkinson plays the Vicar of Little Wallop. The vicar begins as a man who, as Rev Graham Buckle describes in his review, has not lost faith in God, but has lost touch with the world. “Grace” (his new housekeeper) arrives. He becomes able to embrace the fullness of life. By the end of the film we hear the end of a great sermon for the opening of a church convention which he titles, “God’s Mysterious Ways”…

What in the end all this comes down to is how we deal in life with the problems we have to face. Sometimes it’s a question of just taking action, of making decisions, of involving others, of finding your resolve and seeing it through. But at other times, it’s about something much less tangible. Sometimes all it takes is a little grace. A little of God’s grace, and all our problems seem to fade away. Now, should we demand an explanation from our Lord? Question his methods? Or should we merely enjoy the benefits? Well, I don’t think the Good Lord wants us to question too much. Isaiah Chapter 55 Verse 8: “My ways are not your ways.” And I think what he basically means by that is, “I’m mysterious folks. Live with it.”

God’s mysterious ways. Go with the flow…

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3 Responses to God’s Mysterious Ways

  1. paul deakin says:

    Hi Rachael,
    yes I finally decided to go with the flow yesterday, Student Grant forms filled in and ready to go !

  2. troye says:

    amazing speech .. made me to keep on seeking God .. 😀

  3. rose says:

    nice story..

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