‘Nothing is written’

One of the all-time great movies is Lawrence of Arabia, and one of its greatest scenes is where Lawrence, having led his men across the burning cauldron of the supposedly uncrossable Nefud desert, goes back into that furnace to rescue an Arab named Gasim, who during the night, and unbeknown to the others, had fallen from his camel. They told Lawrence not to go, Gasim was now a dead man, and his fate had ‘been written.’ But when Lawrence achieved the impossible and returned with Gasim still alive, Sherif Ali says to him: ‘Truly, for some men nothing is written unless they write it.’
Many people approach life with a sense of fatalism, thinking that they can’t change what’s been written. But people of faith know that nothing is written except what Jesus said: ‘If you can believe, all things are possible.’

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