God’s will doesn’t factor into the life of wooden birds.

Things that are NOT God’s will:

  1. Hurricanes
  2. Cancer
  3. Suicide
  4. Alzheimer’s and Dementia
  5. The loss of a job / obtaining a job
  6. Finding a parking space at the mall
  7. The purchase of a new home
  8. An accident of any kind
  9. War
  10. Anything that hurts vulnerable people (like children)

*A note to readers.  This list is far from conclusive.

Some Christians have a flawed understanding of “God’s will” and what it means to pray, within the context of the Lord’s Prayer “Thy will be done on Earth as it Heaven”.  God’s will does not mean we as humanity must find ways to fit the square God peg into the circular human hole as a means of making the wrong seem, right.  Sometimes bad things happen for no reason and we can’t squeeze God into the picture, no matter how hard we try.  Have you ever noticed how God resists relationships with evil?  It’s not God’s will for people to suffer, or be blessed in one extreme way over another. God wants us all blessed and happy.  It is God’s will for us to be there for one another in the good times and bad.  We don’t have to offer explanations.  All we need do is mirror the love of Christ.  That’s God’s will.

Richard Lowell Bryant