Providence...hey, didn't Rick Pitino used to coach there?

Elliott Greene

Say the word “providence” and many people would suspect that you are speaking of a catholic college in Rhode Island. Theologically speaking, it is a rusty old word that has lost its significance in the modern world, kind of like the words “humility” and “modesty”. But whether or not the word is in vogue is inconsequential. The matter of import is that it aptly describes the activity of God in space and time. Does God guide human destiny? Of course we would say “yes”. After all we are Reformed and we defend God’s sovereignty and work in history, that is, until God starts meddling with our pet sins and idolatries. Or that other thing that He does; irritatingly preventing us from getting what we want. Providence is more than a college; it is a timeless reality and necessity.