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6.2.16 – Acts 14:11

Why do we always seem to need a logical explanation for why something happened? Maybe Newton’s Law is so ingrained in us we just feel there is always an answer we’ll understand. There is no doubt a reason exists for all things that happen. However, the reason, the explanation, may not be something God is ready for us to know or more appropriately, we’re not in the right place to understand yet.
As Paul and Barnabas continued their ministry they entered the town of Lystra. They happened upon a lame man and healed him. The town of predominantly Greek, hailed them as Gods, referring to them as Zeus and Hermes. They had witnessed something they had no explanation for so they applied their limited logic without considering the message the disciples we proclaiming. When they couldn’t make sense of Paul’s “explanation” that the lame man was healed in Jesus’ name, that very same crowd, turned on them.
We try to make sense of God and what he does by attaching a “logical” explanation to our circumstance. We must always hold dear that his actions are always meant to draw us closer to him and that our trust in Jesus will grow to the point of surrender. If we can learn to rest in the peace that whatever may be going on in our life is for our Good, maybe we won’t be so quick to need an explanation for it. Acts 14:11 – And when the crowds saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in Lycaonian, “The gods have come down to us in the likeness of men!”