Sunday, August 23, 2009

Times Between

Friends of mine have been out of work for months. It feels like every day I meet someone else who has been laid off or their business has closed. I know folks who are losing their house & others who are wrestling to keep their marriage. The list goes on...
The other night, I stood in line at the viewing of a 14 year old with her identical twin sobbing over the casket. The wait was long...a wonderful tribute to a beautiful life...a wonderful child. As I waited, I thought of all the things that people I know are going through. I kept hearing their voices in my head asking, "Why is all of this happening at the same time?" It occurred to me that if all the bad stuff were spaced out, we would never get a rest from the pain of THIS world....
I don't believe that God causes bad things to happen, but I do believe that He will turn our greatest hurts into His ultimate purpose if we ask Him in. Surely, the hurts help us appreciate the blessings, but suppose the timing of things is a way He intervenes for us?...just a thought.

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