God Is Precise
by Debbie W. Wilson
In an old commercial, a room full of people hush when a man says, “My broker is E. F. Hutton. And E. F. Hutton says—.”
“When E. F. Hutton talks people listen,” says the commentator.
Dining with a large group, I felt like I was in an E. F. Hutton ad when the man next to me said, “You know, the longer I live the more I can’t imagine a loving God turning anyone away from heaven just because they don’t believe in Jesus. Can you?”
Time froze as I sensed others also waiting for my response. The image of Jesus the night of His betrayal popped into my mind. I pictured Him sweating drops of blood as “He offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him from death” (Heb. 5:7 NASB).
I looked at my companion and reminded him that Jesus had asked if it were possible to avoid the cross (Matt. 26:36-56). “I can’t imagine a loving Father forcing His only Son to die on a cross if there was any other way to God.”
“I never thought of it that way,” he said and turned away to talk with someone else.
When God seems narrow, it is safe to say we’re looking at the situation from the wrong perspective. Maybe it’s better to say He is precise. He knows what works and what doesn’t.
Excerpt from Little Faith, Big God to be released February 2020.
Drawing from her walk with Christ, and decades as a Christian counselor, coach, and Bible teacher, Debbie W. Wilson helps women give themselves a break and enjoy grace-filled lives. Her latest book, Little Faith, Big God, releases February 2020. Free resources at debbieWwilson.com.