Isn’t it Ironic

“Rain on your wedding day.” “A free ride when you’ve already paid.” “Good advice that you just didn’t take” isn’t so ironic, no matter what Alanis Morissette might sing to you. What is ironic is the plan of the Romans to quash this new Christian movement by scattering Jesus followers throughout the region. It’s ironic because it was suppose to kill the movement but what it actually did was grow the movement and emboldened disciples like Phillip, for example, to “proclaim the word of God” all the more and even take the gospel beyond its “intended recipients” – even to places like Samaria. But then to ask some, who seemed to draw others to the church away…. Now that’s ironic…”