When Rachel had a difficult pregnancy she went to inquire of the Lord.
When Job lost his children he worshiped his God.
When the broken disciples of John The Baptist buried their master’s body we are told simply “they buried him and then went and told Jesus.” Nothing more.
This last Wednesday a family of our fellowship had two children swept away in a Yosemite River.
What do we do with that?
There is a question near to heart
When a child has to die
We’re afraid to ask but we know we must
“O God, please tell us, Why?”
They were so young and innocent
Their loss just makes us cry
I’ve searched my mind for answers
“O God please tell me, Why?”
I said “It seems unfair!”
“Too short and few their days.”
God says “My thoughts are not your thoughts.”
“My ways are not your ways.”
“I know your loss, I felt it too,
A Son of mine once died.
Today my heart shares all your grief
And for your tears I’ve cried.”
“Just trust me here and now my child
Don’t think my ways so odd
Permit these now to come to me
For of such is the kingdom of God.”
Tears of sorrow silent now
Releasing all our grief
God’s Spirit touching deep within
Brings anxious thoughts relief.
Don’t say “They’re gone forever”
As through death’s waters dived
For indeed, they’ve not departed…
Quite rather, Just arrived!
“Bring your “Whys” to the Only wise God. Then realize the only answer you really need is His glorious promises and presence.