"Is He safe? Of course He's not safe!
But He's good."
~ C.S. Lewis
God is thoroughly predictable. His love, grace, mercy, and absolute goodness do not waver.
God is thoroughly unpredictable. He directed Abraham to sacrifice Isaac; He subjected His own Son to unthinkable abuse and death; He gave His people Israel over to spiritual blindness for a season, facilitating salvation of the Gentile world.
Our Lord promises not safety, but rather an increasing measure of spiritual life in every unsafe "come," "follow," "go." Amid our ignorance of how far today's call to martyrdom may go, it is not wise to run ahead of or attempt to anticipate an unsafe God.
"Most assuredly, I say to you, when you were younger, you girded yourself and walked where you wished; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will gird you and carry you where you do not wish." This [Jesus] spoke, signifying by what death [Peter] would glorify God. And when He had spoken this, He said to him, "Follow Me."
~ John 21:18-19 (NKJV)
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