Do you think that the people following Moses were surprised when they got to the Red Sea, and saw, the Red Sea? What about John the Baptist when a guy came in with a sword and a platter? What about disciples when the Roman guards showed up to arrest Jesus, and really arrested Jesus? What about Paul when he was stoned, beaten with rods, spent a night and a day in the open sea, and then spent a few years in the joint for his trouble? Thinking the everything is going to go our way doesn’t seem to be the picture of the our place in the world that God gives us, not that that’s not great when it happens, but uncommon, and for reasons beyond our investigative capacity, not always for the best.