Article : Luck

In a dream that I saw sometime back, I and my younger daughter are attending a lucky draw (which we hardly ever do) with many exciting prizes to be won. We wait expectantly for our numbers to be called, but other numbers are called and the winners boast about the trophies and prizes they receive saying that luck favored them. This goes on for sometime and then we look at each other and walk away from the place coming to a realization and speaking to each other, that what people speak of as luck is not for us and that as believers in Jesus Christ everything that we get in our lives is given by God either as wages for the jobs or work that we do or as good gifts from our merciful Father in heaven.

James writes in his epistle, Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. (James 1:17) Some Christians justify their stance of playing games of chances frittering away their money and time, by quoting a verse from Ecclesiastes which says, “I returned and saw under the sun that: “The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to men of understanding, nor favor to men of skill; but time and chance happen to them all.” (Ecclesiastes 9:11) But as believers in Jesus Christ, we must realize that for us, every blessing that we receive, whether monetary or otherwise is a gift from our loving Heavenly Father because we have put our trust in his son Jesus Christ.

Luck has nothing to do with anything that you may even win in a thing that the world calls a lucky draw.

Dr. Johnson Cherian M.D. Ph. D.



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