The Gospel of Luke portrays Jesus as the long-awaited Messiah and Savior of all mankind. Special emphasis is placed upon the kindness of Jesus toward women. In addition, the book is filled with expressions of praise and prayer. Luke’s account had a universal appeal, especially to the Gentiles. Jesus is presented as the perfect Man who is truly interested in every person on earth, no matter what his/her station in life. Luke aimed at the Greek mind and, therefore, had to be written in a comprehensive. logical, and orderly manner. There are portions of the book which approach Classical Greek literature. Luke has been called “the most beautiful book ever written.”
There is little doubt that the author was Luke, the “beloved physician” (Col. 4:14). He was with Paul until the very end (2 Timothy 4:11). Judging from the style of his Greek, we can surmise that he was the most cultured of all the writers of the Gospels.
Let us look at Luke 13:1-5.
1) There were present at that season some that told Him of the Galileans, whose blood had mingled with their sacrifices.
(Editor’s note: These were accidents; however, we all need to repent of sin to receive the Protective Hand of God.)
2) And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose you that these Galileans were sinners above all the Galileans, because they suffered such things?
3) I tell you No, but, except you repent, you shall all likewise perish.
4) Or those eighteen upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think you that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?
5) I tell you, No: but, except you repent, you shall all likewise perish.
There is yet another scripture that adds light on this subject of accidents – Ecclesiastes 3:1-15:
1) To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
2) A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3) A time to kill (accident), and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4) A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, a time to laugh;
5) A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6) A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7) A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8) A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
9) What profit has he that works in that wherein he labors?
10) I have seen the travail (and accidents), which God has given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.
11) He has made everything beautiful in his time: also he has set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God makes from the beginning to the end.
12) I know that there is no good in them, and to do good in his life.
13) And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labor, it is the gift of God.
14) I know that, whatsoever God does, it shall be forever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God does it, that men should fear before him.
15) That which has been is now; and that which is to be has already been; and God requires that which is past.”
Accidents will always happen. Sometimes there is fault involved and sometimes there is not!!! I have a friend that was hit by a pick-up truck by a drunk driver. The drunk driver ran a stop sign and hit him broad side. He is injured to this day. There was fault involved in this case.
My first cousin hurt his knee playing basketball in college. He just twisted his knee, and it still hurts to this moment. God didn’t cause this to happen. There was a time to play basketball and not a time. His injury stopped him for good. It was no bodies fault. He just twisted his knee and was injured. God said “to everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”
I know of one church member that looked up and a tire was coming right at him on the interstate. He was fortunate the tire bounced off and missed him. “Time and chance happeo all mm>[women].” Accidents do happen to us on occasions.
God does not stop every accident. Why? The world has turned from the true God, so God has backed off and left mankind to himself. There are enough angels to prevent every accident that has ever occurred. But because from the Garden of Eden man sinned and turned his back upon God, God has left the human race to itself – except for His saints. Even time and chance happen to them. Let us love God for all His mercy toward His saints. Never blame God for accidents!!!