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By Eowyn @DrEowyn

Choosing the Possible
over the Inevitable

inevitability – noun
the quality or state of being impossible to avoid or evade – Merriam-Webster


Don’t get me wrong. Compared to the alphabet news (ABC, etc.), FoxNews is refreshing; that’s why the Left hates FoxNews.

But lately as I go through my routine in the morning, my wife and I turn on Fox and Friends, sip our coffee and start the day, the word, inevitability, keeps surfacing in my mind to describe the feeling stirred by the news. It’s that feeling that we are on a train racing towards an abyss formerly spanned by a (recently blown up) bridge.

Inevitability. What a way to start a day.

possibility – noun
- something that might be done or might happen : something that is possible – Merriam-Webster


Then some days I decide to make the Bible my first outside influence. I stop, sip on my (inevitable, but delightful) coffee and read a chapter of scripture from a favorite passage or the next bookmark. Inevitability: gone, replaced by possibility.

Hezekiah’s death by fatal affliction – inevitable
…until he prayed

Nineveh’s impending destruction – inevitable
…until they repented

Israel’s endless enslavement in Egypt – inevitable
…until God sent Moses

Our death, without hope
and without God – inevitable

…until we surrender to the Lord Jesus Christ

The News vs the Good NewS


The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified. “He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying. “Go quickly and tell His disciples that He has risen from the dead; and behold, He is going ahead of you into Galilee, there you will see Him; behold, I have told you.” – Matthew 28:5-7

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.” – Romans 1:16

I choose the Good News. 

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