But for your instant edification, here's a quote from my daily Eugene Peterson reader, from his book Five Smooth Stones:
The gospel message says, "You don't live in a mechanistic world ruled by necessity; you don't live in a random world ruled by chance; you live in a world ruled by the God of Exodus and Easter. He will do things in you that neither you nor your friends would have supposed possible. He is not limited by anything you think you know about him; he is not boxed into the cramped dimensions of your ignorance or your despair. As Isaiah says, 'I am about to do a new thing.'"