TODAY THE WORD is PREDICTIONS. We woke up this morning and learned it was Groundhog Day and we watched “Phil” as he was reluctantly pulled from his stump and made his annual prediction of early spring. My mind made its way to predictions and how they play a role in our lives. Now, Phil has only been on target 39% correct which is below 50% but every year, more than 30,000 fans were present and millions watched him on TV. Why are we so interested in predictions? Superbowl predictors are hard at work for tomorrow’s big game. When the horses aren’t even in the stalls at Churchill Downs for the Derby, the odds are flying. Elections, polls, surveys, and predictive meters give us “predictions” and we listen for some odd reason. Some select people, for whatever reason, predict “incorrect” end of the world and even though they have been wrong, people still listen…..what is up with that? Is it that we have a curiosity about these things and want to have confidence in what we are predicting quietly? Predictions are just that, predictions and another word is “guesses”. I always go back to the upset in the election between Dewey and Truman with newspapers printed showing Dewey as the winner and as we know that when it was said and done, Truman become our president……Predictions??…….Now for the deeper thought……can we make a prediction on our eternal destination or can we be 100% sure without the odds? God has promised our place in Heaven if we believe in His Plan. He has reviewed the odds of Satan’s influence over this world, our human weaknesses, and all of the worldly temptations; He has placed His bet on us! With His strength, His compassion, His forgiveness, and His Love, we have the absolute prediction of Eternal Love and Existence with Him. Earthly predictions are good guesses, sometimes right; sometimes wrong but with Our Maker, it can only be right.
DAILY FEATURED BIBLE VERSES:
1 John 3:19-20
By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him; for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.
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