I have a list. (Surprising, no?) A list of questions that I plan to ask God as soon as I get to heaven. It’s not a real long list, but it has some of the most important questions in my heart:
* Why did my friend Carrie have to die in that car accident?
* Why did my mother-in-law have to die before she was even 50?
* Why did God send me to grad school? (Why didn’t I love grad school?)
* Why didn’t our church plant work?
* Why did I lose my job while I was pregnant?
* Why are Annalyn and I okay and healthy (despite a delivery at 33 weeks)?
These are the hard questions of life. Or at least of my life.
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Another thoughtful post. There are so many questions. Some times, but not always, I can "save" the questions, knowing that I'm not supposed to have all the answers. And that it is better for me to live right now than to worry about why…
Mary, I read your post today and was touched so much by the verse you ended it with. (1 Corinth. 2:9) Nine years ago this month my husband died at 34 years of age, leaving me to raise our then 5 year old son alone. I had lots of questions about why things happened the way they did. One day about a week after he passed away, and all the family had gone back home and I was very alone….I was cleaning in our bedroom and came across a note in my husband's handwriting. In the note he had written out that same scripture reference. With tears streaming down my face, I thanked God for His very personal message to me….that even though my husband was no longer with me, he IS with God and I can't begin to imagine all that God has planned for His children!
Thank You Lord…that You are a BIG God and are intimately involved in our lives.
Wonderful, wonderful post, Mary. Keep asking those hard questions–God can handle it.
Hmm, good questions.