Fisrt, thanks to all who have read or commented on the blog. Your input is appreciated and necessary for this to evolve into whatever God had planned when He planted this idea in my head.
Onto the topic.
I have read, reread and tried to process where God is in this epic pandemic we are experiencing. I have read scripture, articles, other blogs, from many different sites and tried to incorporate them into something I could answer for myself.
I am not sure where you are with this topic, but I believe and confess, that God is sovereign over all. Being sovereign, one might assume it means He/She dictates everything on the earth and skies, the inhabitants and events. After deep reflection and study, I also believe God gave us free will to make decisions, to act, to think about things in a manner consistent with our beliefs. And, there is the giant question isn’t it? What beliefs do you have that lead to your actions? Are we driven by a sincere interest in living like Christ? Are we driven by a bi-directional thought process that is black and white, right and wrong, mine or yours, or more precisely, selfish. Yes, I said it. Selfish. Call it what you may, but selfishness in our thought processes can lead to so many ills and mis-steps in our lives.
Long ago, I confess, I was a selfish person. I thought what I said was right and generally beyond reproach. God taught me, through some painful events, however, that I was very wrong.
Being wrong wasn’t the end. It was the beginning. It was the beginning of being more actively thoughtful. It was the beginning of putting others needs before mine and trying to do the best with what God had given me.
I’ve heard so many folks say, but if God is ALMIGHTY, why is He allowing this? Because HE is ALMIGHTY, He is not allowing this, but rather, watching from above. It is our chance to come to HIM. It is our chance to wonder about things we have long set aside due to life’s busy paths. It is our chance to BECOME.
So wondering minds, keep wondering. Keep searching. Keep asking and mostly, keep in mind, a large part of you, is already in Him. He just asks us to keep in touch. Just as I do.