Contemporary Essays & Articles
The mystery of providence defies our attempt to tame it by reason. I do not mean it is illogical; I mean that we do not know enough about it to be able to unpack it.
"We could surmise that if the baby had not cried there would have been no Moses. Had there been no Moses there would have been no incident at the burning bush. No burning bush, no Exodus. No Exodus, no giving of the Law at Sinai. Not Law, no prophets. No prophets, no Jesus. No Jesus, no cross. No cross, no redemption. No redemption, no Christianity. No Christianity, no Western civilization as we know it. . . . But there is no "what if?" in God."
- R. C. Sproul
"Meticulous" providence depicts God as ordering and directing everything—every detail in the universe. In Ephesians 1:11 we are told that God "works all things according to the counsel of His will." And consider the words of Romans 11:36: "For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen."