Jan. 13, 2019

Manifestation

 

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

My husband and I love the show Manifest. It is a new show and is very similar to our all-time favorite TV show, “LOST.” Like LOST, I fear the writers are trying so hard to keep the storyline interesting that they may lose many viewers due to its complexity. Regardless, we really like Manifest.

We are too far into the series for me to try and play catch up. Trust me when I say that it is a mystery-thriller that included a bible verse in the very first show. The mother in the show quoted Romans 8:28. The flight affected in the show is 828. There are references to Romans 8:28 thrown into scenes every now and then. Up until recently, the references were accurate. However, in the last episode, I feel they misquoted Romans 8:28.

We can misconstrue scripture with even the smallest of tweaks. When we change the scripture, we alter its meaning. For example, Manifest showed Romans 8:28 quoted as, “All good things,” on the mother’s tombstone. I simply believe that tweak is misleading and felt the need to blog about it. If you read or study the verse, God never promises us all good things. God promises to work all things together for the good of His children.

Maybe I’m a stickler, but there is a difference. We cannot teach others or expect God to hand us only good things.  God initiates good things in our lives, but He also allows some bad. Not to hurt us, but to develop us spiritually.

God is truly manifested best in the difficult times. Our most lasting lessons are learned in life’s deepest valleys.