Too bad life doesn’t give us rewinds, at least not in the sense that we can actually go back and change history. That’s the stuff of fantasy sci-fi like my husband writes about. Which is probably a good thing, actually. If I could go back in an attempt to correct my mistakes (of which there are many) I would probably just muck things up even worse. So, in that sense, being stuck in the present must be part of God’s good grace.
Having said that, if you’re old enough to be reading this, then it’s safe to say you’re in the burgeoning company of folks that, at sometime in our lives, have breathed out the words,
“Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time….” Continue reading “On second thought, perhaps not.”
I love that old movie, Frequency, with Jim Caviezel and Dennis Quaid. If you haven’t seen it, check it out. I won’t give away particulars, but the gist is that, due to a strange aurora borealis, John (Caviezel) is using an old Ham radio set and finds that he is able to contact his father (Quaid) some thirty years in the past, PRIOR to John’s father perishing in his job as a firefighter. Because of this, John warns his father, his dad survives, and the plot thickens from there. Great flick, on several levels.
Can you only imagine what it would be like if we could be warned in advance of particular events that were going to happen? And do you wonder if we really could change them, or not?
So reading this account of Jesus talking to Peter is a bit intriguing. I do just love Continue reading “God doesn’t say oops.”