That weekend with two equally important events. I’m not sure why I write about them nor how they will turn out. I am sure that the answers belong with Him. Saturday morning marked an event to promote awareness and research for a particularly potent disease, which had struck a man in our Church. One of our own. Saturday evening marked the memorial service for the young adult son of a colleague. One of our own. Even with the skill and insight to see the bigger picture I do not understand. Why. Why some go on, why some are healed. I do understand that He made The Big Picture. The Bigger Pieces of this puzzle belong to Him. I do not have the answers to give a grieving mother who asks how “a loving God” could do this. Who asks how I can say I belong to a God who allows the good, the young to die At least not the answers her mother’s heart needs right now.. Belong : to be suitable, appropriate, or advantageous . Words like ‘He has a plan” ? “it will all work out for good” ? No. Those words have no meaning at this point. They do not belong in this conversation. Smalli has thrown plenty at Him during times of great sorrow, Big I understands. Big I listens. Big I hugs. She’s not ready to hearchurchy stuff or even think to belong to such a group.I share with her thati too have asked the same questions have asked where does death, divorce, alcoholism, abuse, neglect, belong in This Plan.Belong :to be suitable,appropriate, oradvantageous .I know He can take it. I know He understands. He always invites this Daughter into His lap. At The Throne of Grace where eveni belongs.His son also died you see. To give us a place to Belong.
Belong : to be suitable, appropriate, or advantageous .…Stop. How to ‘play?’ We receive a word each week, at 12:01 am Central Time, then write for five minutes flat. Fun! An amazing group of talented Wise writer type People. You really should stop by: Here are the rules: 1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community… Now GO on over and check out the community. Perhaps we’ll (#FMF) Party together next time. Thanks for stopping by! Shandra