Let me begin by saying that as I wrote this I realized that it is a very sensitive subject! And it is hard to explain how I feel about it. Having said that I am going to go ahead and try my best to state my thoughts. I know others may disagree, maybe some will agree. All I ask is that if you choose to leave a comment, let’s talk about it….not argue. I am OK with other opinions and I am mature enough to talk to anyone about their views, even if they are not mine.
“Life lives, life dies, life laughs, life cries. Life gives up and life tries. But life looks different through everyone’s eyes.”
I can remember thinking “Why did she have to die?” when my best friends mother died. I was only 5 at the time, but I can remember how it really weighed heavily on me and I also remember that nobody could answer my question.
Over the years I have formed my own ideas about that question and I have an answer, it may not be a good answer for others, but for me, it is good and it finally allows me to stop asking the question.
God does not cause bad things to happen to good people. What I have come to accept is that all people, all souls, are born with the same divine love that is God, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27 If we are created in the image of God then we are created with the same love that He has. At the time of our birth we are capable of pure love. You see it all of the time in children. At our birth is probably the closest we will ever come to being perfect! *SMILE* We may not be perfect but we have that spark of divine love that God IS…..He says so.
But here is the problem……as we grow up, and become of this world, we get away from God, we develop an EGO and we become disconnected from that Divine love. If we were not perfect when we were born….. we are even less so as we get older. When we become disconnected from that Love we do not see things as we once did. We lose that child like quality of innocence and love. Things become clouded, we have stresses and anxieties, we have fears. Fear is not borne out of love and if it is not of love then it is not of God who is LOVE. And this is the reason, I feel, that people make choices that are not of God, not of Love and therefore hurt others. It is not God making those choices it is us making those choices.The choices to hurt others.
Why doesn’t God stop us? I guess it comes down to Free Will…..which is something that I am going to have to do some research on. I do not want to write anything that I cannot back up with scripture so I need to go get one on Free Will….I do not have one readily available.
So it is not God that is doing anything to anyone…it is US; us humans, we that get so far away from God that we can’t even see the bad choices we are making. Or if we do see them, we do not care.
I also know that everything happens in God’s time. Everything happens exactly as it should and one day we will ALL know the answers to the specific whys and how’s. In the meantime, knowing that when we become separated from God we may make poor choices is what will keep me striving to stay connected and to share my thoughts with others.
Of course, this is only my opinion. I know we all passionately believe in what we believe. We can disagree, that is OK. We do not have to argue about it or be mad about it. That is what makes the world go round….differences! I am OK with that, I hope you are too!
And if we do talk about it, it is also OK for us to still disagree! It is OK!