The Norman Family Creed

A week or two ago at Bible study Christian was talking about something that looked like it was going to be terrible. And suddenly a thought occurred to him:

“Well, God’s never screwed us over before.”

He reflected on that for a second and shrugged. Whatever it was would work out. Our history tells us that.

“Well, God’s never screwed us over before.”

We joked, about writing it on our door frame like the Lord instructed the Israelites. But somehow in the last weeks it has been written on the hearts of our family and friends.

“Well, God’s never screwed us over before.”

I suppose there are more church-y ways of stating it. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart.” “God’s grace is sufficient.” “God wants good things for us.”

But when the money looks tight, the schedule is getting crazy, we can’t see how this is all going to work out. In those moments, somehow, this is the phrase that has been comforting us.

“Well, God’s never screwed us over before.”  

This is the truth the story of our life spells out. Perhaps I need to write this on my doorways after all.

“Well, God’s never screwed us over before.”

Nope he hasn’t. And I seriously doubt this will be the first time.

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7 thoughts on “The Norman Family Creed

  1. I like that phrase. My response to those situations is “We’re smart people. We’ll figure something out.” It’s maybe a more person-centric way of looking at it, but God is the one who gave us the gifts of intellect and creativity to use, so I think it goes back to the same underlying idea.

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