Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Third Post Today--the last-- I promise

I was reading today in Isaiah 55 for my women's Bible study.
Two of the verses caught my minds eye.
v8."For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD.
V9. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."


With the recent events of Virgina Tech, there are many people who are trying to wrap their thoughts around the thought that God allowed this to happen and why- He would do that. There are so many pat scriptural answers that could put a quick "lid" on this boiling pot of endless questions that race through our minds. We have to say, STOP--there are no answers, not now anyway.

Remember when Lazarus died and Jesus was met by their grief? What did he do?
He wept.
So we sit with those who mourn and we weep for their hurt and their loss.
We pray for those that we can not touch, that God himself will touch them in their time of grief. And He will. Remember when Jesus was suffering so in the garden?
God sent angels to minister to them.
At this moment I am sure there is a air traffic jam in Virgina and all the states affected by the loss yesterday. Can you hear the sounds of angels wings?
Even those who did not loose a loved one can be comforted.
So if you are hurting--I am sorry. May the God of comfort let you know that each tear you cry He is keeping them in a bottle in heaven. Some of those tears may be his as he comes to weep with you.
I pray you are comforted by the one who loves you more than life itself.

5 comments:

eph2810 said...

Beautiful, comforting words, Sharon. Yes, it so sad that young adults can not even be safe at schools anymore.

Blessings to you and yours.

Debrand said...

Lovely, Sharon.

We also have to remember that God doesn't take away free choice. The shooter 'chose' to turn to evil ways. We choose to sin or choose to follow God. I'm sure He grieved mightily about the lost souls, even as He rejoiced about receiving some of them home.

Grandparents Corner said...

Sharon, these are comforting words you share. Thank you for joining the prayer circle.

Hugs and blessings,
Bonnie

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