Chapter 10, “Hear Jesus Saying, ‘I Am in Control of Your Life and Your Death’” pp. 137-148
Guthrie recalls a time of prayer when she realized asking God to extend a dying child’s life may not be in the best interest of the child or the survivors. Should we rather trust God to number her days rightly? The Scripture clearly portrays God as the one who knows and has lovingly determined the limits of our lives. While we live them fully the Lord is the one who has ordered them. Jesus, the resurrection and the life, holds the keys to our life.
This is clearly a devotional and highly emotive book, much more emotive than I am. Guthrie writes in a very gentle and caring style. Yet that style, paired with a theology which sees divisions in the will of the Father and the Son, is a concern to me. The cover text calls it a “paradigm-shifting book.” The shift is unclear. If we are to find comfort in our sorrows, let us find it in the unified mind of God who bore all our sorrows and will deliver us to life.