Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I don't understand

I've just heard of the death of a baby girl our church was praying for. She was only 2 and a half months old.

How heartbroken her parents must be! Death is never pleasant, but when it visits the young, there is something even more awful about it.

God is just and good; I know He knows exactly why it was best for that little girl to remain on earth for such a short time. But even so, my heart bleeds for her parents.

Thinking about the way her parents must feel at this time makes me think all sorts of thoughts.

About abortion, for instance. How can people think it's a tragedy for a 2 and a half month old baby to die, but think nothing of killing a baby in the womb? There are hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of little ones killed all the time, and it's done legally. How? Why?

That kind of tragedy defies my mind to think logically. I can't understand it. I don't want to understand it.

Today is election day.

Who knows what this world will be like one year from now? Things could be very different. I would like to say they will certainly be different for the better, but I don't know. I don't know what the outcome of today will be.

I do know God is on His throne, and His man is already picked out. I do know God is good, and righteous and just and holy...and plentious in mercy. I can trust Him with what happens to this nation.

All I can do is pray, and obey. Obey in big things, and in little things. And speak when I can.


Alethea Jordan said...

It's hard when God decides to do something and we don't understand it. Sometimes it's easier to get mad at God and go away from Him. But I thank God that He will never leave us!(Hebrews 13:5) I don't think I would be able to cope with anything if God ever left me.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. ~Hebrews 13:8

all for Jesus said...

Yes, I agree, I just do not understand. The state I live in (Colorado) was trying to make an amendment in the state's constitution that personhood starts at fertilization. The law would of outlawed abortion. It was voted down three to one. That is depressing to me, and I do not understand why people would say no.


Leah said...

I am so sorry for those parents, how painful this must be for them. May the God of all comforts, comfort their hearts in Christ Jesus.
It is true that we cannot understand such things, but God knows.
My Grandma once wrote, "I just cried, Father."

Sarah Jane said...

I too do not understand societies general horror at the death of a little baby, but the apathy with which the same people can treat abortion! Here in IL one can get an abortion and it is not 'wrong' yet last week a murder of a pregnant woman took place and the man who committed the crime was charged with two murders - one for the woman, and one for her unborn child. I can't understand why laws view a babies life as 'real' only when convenient. May God cleanse this land of this horror! Praise the Lord we have our steadfast hope in Him! I will be praying for the family of the little girl who died. I can't imagine how difficult this must for them to go through!

Amanda said...

How sad about the baby! And yet how sad about the millions that are *killed* every year, too! We can only pray for God's mercy on our warped, corrupted nation!
Looking back on the election several days later, I can't help but feel a little fear. One of the passages that I've found very helpful for the past week is Psalm 33:18-22.