Sunday, January 16, 2011

What's Luck Got to Do, Got to Do With It?

(You have to hum that title to the tune of Tina Turner's 1984 hit song "What's Love Got to Do With It?")

I hear Christians say and communicate to others a phrase that perplexes me: "Good luck."

If God is sovereign is there really any such thing as luck, whether good or bad? Isn't believing in luck believing in chance, which implies an uninvolved God, if there's a God at all?

And if we don't believe in luck, why do we say it? Shouldn't we be pointing people to a God who is more than an icon? Aren't there better ways to say, "I wish you [well]"?

Just wondering. (I know what I believe about this, btw.)

1 comment:

Rebecca Meyers said...

Thanks for the alternative! I say it out of habit and it sort of comes out automatically. So, now I will wish people well.