21 May Plan D, E, F, G, …
The fluid in the master cylinder for the clutch in my old truck has disappeared. Obviously that makes shifting gears an extreme challenge. This is puzzling because there is no puddle or signs of leaking where I park it. The man at the transmission shop tells me this is usually Problem A or Problem B. However, in this case it seems to be Problem C, which means he hasn’t yet figured out where the fluid went. Therefore he will try Plan D to solve the mystery. “After all,” he said, “this stuff doesn’t evaporate.”
I did not ask him what Plan D was in case it meant blowing up the truck and I didn’t want to know if that was the case. I wonder if God has a Plan D? I think Plan A was for Adam and Eve not to sin. Plan B was the Cross for our redemption. Plan C is most likely God’s personal plan of how to woo us to accept the gift of salvation. Perhaps Plan D, E, F, G, H and on are His modifications in approaching us because we continue to resist. How grand to know that He does not give up on us but will continue His pursuit.
In Ephesians 1 Paul wrote, “For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his children through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will . . . In him we have . . . the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.”
Written by Roger Bothwell on August 6, 2003
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