Even a Coin Flip Glorifies Jesus

A coin flip.  That doesn’t so so scary.

Heads or tails.  Seems simple enough.

50/50 shot.  That sounds a little different.  It means that 50% of the time, things don’t work the way they do the other half of the time.  And there it is.

The chance of our baby making it is roughly a coin flip.  Heads, you win, tails, you lose.  Maybe happy, maybe not.

In Part 1 and Part 2 of my series Divinely Appointed Destruction, I have been exploring the nature of God’s character and his covenant faithfulness.  And so what ever happens in a coin flip situation, it is not a matter of something being out of God’s control.


Simple.  Proverbs 16:33 (ESV) says this: “The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord.”  That means even in situations where “chance” would play, it doesn’t.  First of all, God is completely sovereign.  In every situation.  All the time.  And the secondly, the character and purposes of God don’t change in the midst of life.  Because God is good, and does what is good.  Every time.  That doesn’t mean that this won’t end tragically.  That doesn’t mean this will end tragically either.  It just means that even in this uncertainty, the odds may be medically 50/50, but the outcome is 100% glory to God in Christ.

But as we wait, the journey continues.

I am a pastor, a husband, a father, and a lover of Jesus. I am also an unpredictable blogger, who can go for several years without blogging a thing, and then inexplicably write a book. Perhaps this is one of those times.

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4 comments on “Even a Coin Flip Glorifies Jesus
  1. digitaleagle says:


    Praying for you! I just happened to look through the stats on my blog and noticed some links coming from your site. (Must have been through the “Possibly related posts” feature that WordPress does.) I think that might be God’s way of asking me to pray for you and your family.

    I can’t imagine what you are going through, but I can pray. Please keep us updated on how things are going and how we can pray.

    The Lord Works in Mysterious Ways”
    “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
    — Isa 55:8-9

  2. Dave Walker says:

    Great post on the “coin flip.” I enjoyed your musings.

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