Balwyn Anglican

The capacity to choose

Balwyn AnglicanComment


As humans we have the tendency to question God.

And as I have discovered in a number of recent conversations, one of those questions is: why has God made us as He has with the capacity to choose? To choose bad as well as good, to follow Him and His purposes and will or to reject Him? Why didn’t He just make us incapable of choosing the bad and so obviate the evil we see in our world?

Without the capacity to choose I would lose the very essence of what it means to be human. To have the capacity to choose to love implies the capacity to also choose not to. To remove free-will makes me something different to what I am.

As part of His creation I wonder if there are not some things I simply need to accept as His good and perfect will. He is my creator and I His creation. Maybe the response called for is that of the Psalmist in Psalm 139:

‘I praise you Lord because I am fearfully and wonderfully made,’

And then to live a life that seeks to give expression to this in His world.




Maundy Thursday - 17 April
@ 7.30pm - incl. Middle Eastern Meal

Good Friday - 18 April
@ 10am - Combined Service
at Balwyn Church of Christ
(cnr Whitehorse Rd & Cherry St)

Easter Day - 20 April
@ 9am - Traditional Easter Service
@ 10.30am - Contemporary Worship

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