Wednesday, April 26, 2006

the unknown

After reading these books, Disappointment with God by yancey and Problem with Pain by lewis. i realised that there are a lot of books written in attempt to answer this big question.

why do GOD let me go through pain?

i have to say really that had never been my type of question. i do not understand but i do not seek to understand because if God wants me to know He will reveal it to me. it doesn't mean i want to have a blind faith. what i am saying is that beyond the necessity there are a lot of things that we do not need to know. for example i do not need to know how i will be resurrected, how does God judge those who haven't hear the gospel, where does evil come from, why does He allow earthquake.

"I heard all this plainly enough, but I didn't understand it. So I asked, "Master, can you explain this to me?'
"'Go on about your business, Daniel,' he said. 'The message is confidential and under lock and key until the end, until things are about to wrapped up...
"And you? Go about your business without fretting or worrying. Relax. When it's all over, you will be on your feet to receive your reward."
(Daniel 12:9-13, The Message)

therefore i am trying to learn this too in other area of my life. that i do not need to understand everything and everyone. not everything has a meaning in it and not everyone wants to give an answer. maybe it is meant to be a mystery. till they reveal themselves at the right time if ever.

life, isn't it interesting?

But he's already made it plain how to live, what to do,
what God is looking for in men and women.
It's quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbour,
be compassionate and loyal in your love,
and don't take yourself too seriously - take God seriously.
(Micah 6:8, The Message)

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