Okay. Bare with me as I go deep for a moment. So the events of this week have been extremely difficult and hard. If you have watched the news then you are well aware and may be dealing with the same stuff. I don't know. But I have been consumed 100%. I've still been trying to wrap my head, brain and heart around all of this and I just can't. There are just some things that I just will not be able to understand. I have rationalized and analyzed until the cows come home. I have constantly been replaying things in my head like a broken record. I've gotten no where. But, I have learned lots of lil gold nuggetts of wisdom and truth throughout the week. During our high school small group there was lots of discussion over this weeks events. Lots of questions that I did not know how to answer and honestly I was asking the same in my own heart. I would say the most important one was "Why does God let things like this happen?" I really didn't know where to begin. Since I was struggling with the same thoughts. Even
"Often when this question comes up, I ask what would you have wanted God to do that He didn't do? Usually the answers would involve God having to override a human beings' will. He loves us too much to do that. The enemy of God and the enemy of His children uses these kinds of things to distort our image of God. We have to stay clear about who God actually is and the whole gospel story."
That is so true. This situation has also made me realize just how important prayer is. Prayer for us personally. Prayer for the victims who have come forward. Prayer for those who have not. Prayers for each family involved. And prayer for our community, churches and culture. I forget at times, just how powerful prayer is. And just how powerful God is. And how much I need to trust the Lord. We have a supernatural God. He can and will do supernatural things. That's what I am going to chew on today.
On a lighter note. This could be one of my all time favorite movie/dance scenes. Logan- when I come to Gvegas soon- you & I have some major work to do. Push it. We got this. Seriously. Watch this if you need a lil pick me up.
Love you long time,