Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Where is God?

Our niece collapsed last night and isn't breathing. Transferred her to a different hospital. Doesn't look good. Only around 21 or 22. Sweet, one of our favorites. Why did this happen?

I don't know. I don't know why there's war. I don't know why many politicians are crooked. I don't know why I can't trust the media. I don't know why we have backsets when all looks good. Why kids don't always listen. Why there's heartache and misery and pain in the world.

I guess we'd have to point a finger back to ole Adam and Eve. Didn't they start the mess the world is in? Why should we hurt because of their greed? Sin?

Here's a short story called Grandma's cake:

A little boy was telling his grandmother how everything was going wrong. School, family problems, severe health issues, etc.

Meanwhile, Grandma was baking a cake. She asked her grandson if he would like a snack, which, of course, he does.

"Here, have some cooking oil." she offers.
"Yuck," said the boy.
"How about a couple of raw eggs?"
"Gross, Grandma!"
"Would you like some flour then? Or baking soda?"
Grandma, all those are yucky!" declared the boy.

Grandma replies: "Yes, all those things seem bad by themselves. But when put together in the right way, they make a wonderful and delicious cake! God works the same way. Many times we wonder why He would let us go through such bad and difficult times. But God knows that when He puts these things all in His order, they always work for good.

"We just have to trust Him and eventually they will all make something wonderful!"

God gives us the flowers, the sunrise and sunset, pets, friends, and family. He listens when we talk. He gives when we need. God could live anywhere, but He chose our hearts.

So is God there? Does He care? Yes, yes, yes. I still don't know the answers to many questions. Probably never will. But, I guess I don't have to know; I just have to trust Him.

Don't throw them away. Use them. Here are some frugal hints for those old blankets:
Fold in half the long way, sew together. Use for exercise mat.
Extra thick mat? Sew two together.
Keep one in car for emergencies. Warmth or car repair.
Keep one to use on picnics or camping.
Line a pet's cage.

God has a wonderful plan for each person . . . He knew even before He created this world what beauty He would bring forth from our lives. --Louis B. Wyly


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