“I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, not the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.” Luck is defined as success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one's own actions.

Should the term blessed carry an explanation of why some properties remained intact in the EF-3 tornado while others didn't. Let's reason with this a little bit more. Three area United Methodist churches — East End and Braden Memorial in East Nashville and Dodson Chapel in Hermitage — were heavily damaged by the EF-3 tornadoes that swept parts of Tennessee early on March 3.

Some homes withstood the storm. Were they blessed or lucky and the churches weren't.

There are many people that don't believe in luck. Is a house that stands against a storm, lucky or blessed and a church is neither. As the Bible would say timing and chance happens to us all. The church had neither blessing or luck so what did it have, bad luck? Not every act of mercy or destruction is from God, some things are timing and chance. Was a bank robber blessed or lucky to get away? If you don't say luck then what other reasoning do you have absent of luck to make it work; is it well planned?