Pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud, with total transparency:
“Then they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias; so he was added to the eleven apostles.”
it came down to two men –
Justus and Matthias.
They cast lots – like what we might do in flipping a coin or rolling the dice –
and the lot fell to Matthias
the “chosen” one.
I can’t help wondering what it felt like to be Justus
the one not chosen.
Well, actually…I don’t have to wonder.
I know exactly how that feels.
There have been countless times in my life when people preferred someone else.
Sometimes I could guess why.
But a ton of times it felt like nothing more than
“them’s the breaks”
Until I realize there’s no such thing as “luck.”
When I’m not chosen, You’re sparing me
from something I’m not smart enough to understand –
I don’t want.
Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.