Tuesday, September 22, 2009

choices.....

Today I had a very interesting conversation with my Mom. I was in the middle of doing her hair and we started discussing a very sad and tragic event that has happened in our community this past weekend. A young life was taken....due to an unfortunate accident....such a sad sad thing.

We started discussing something that I know rings in everyone's ears when these things happen....."how could God let this happen"...now I know my Mom gets asked this all the time...believe me I challenge her lot myself, about the fact that cancer is taking so many that we love....tragic accidents...horrific natural disasters.....how can God let this happen...I have asked numerous times.....and I always feel so comforted and calm once I hear her reply....

She always states that this is what SHE believes....no contrary to popular belief she does NOT have a direct line up to heaven....she can't just give him a ring and ask him....although that would really help alot of us out...could you maybe look into that MOM???
Seriously though she believes that God doesn't do these things to us, he doesn't make these terrible, sad things happen.....God has given us this wonderful life to live....he has given us this bountiful planet to discover and do with what we want....he lets us make choices.....every single second he has given us the option to do so many wonderful things.....however, sometimes we make choices that are not good for us.....obviously not all of our bad choices end up with terrible consequences but some of them do....as a whole....we have not treated our planet with as much care as we should have, some of us have decided to eat or drink things that are not good for our bodies..which in turn make us sick....we might make a choice in one instant that can change the rest of our lives.....God does not do this....he try's to guide us in the right direction but he does not make that final choice...that is what he has given us...

So when tragic things happen, God feels our pain right along with us...and thankfully he is always there to help us through it, he is the one that gives us the strength to carry on....I can't even imagine going through my life without that faith, without that belief that no matter what happens in my life good and bad, he will be there to help me through it....

thanks MOM!!!

1 comment:

H said...

EXACTLY! What do people who deny God exists do when tragedy strikes? I just can't even imagine wanting to live without knowing that God is in control of our lives...