Tuesday, March 15, 2011

{because sometimes life just doesn't make sense}

Today the world lost a sweet man. He was 26. He was engaged. He had a baby on the way.

This man is Adrian's cousin, Tim. He went into the hospital Friday, and after fighting a heroic battle in the ICU, his body finally gave in to the pancreatitis and everything else waging war against his body. He will certainly be missed.

It's hard to understand what God is thinking when things like this happen. But I take comfort in knowing that He is bigger than we ever will be and has understanding beyond anything we can possibly fathom.

Comfort, comfort my people,
says your God...
Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand,
or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens?
Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket,
or weighed the mountains on the scales
and the hills in a balance?
Who can fathom the Spirit of the LORD,
or instruct the LORD as his counselor?
Whom did the LORD consult to enlighten him,
and who taught him the right way?
Who was it that taught him knowledge,
or showed him the path of understanding?...
With whom, then, will you compare God?
To what image will you liken him?...
"To whom will you compare me?
Or who is my equal?" says the Holy One.
Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens:
Who created all these?
He who brings out the starry host one by one
and calls forth each of them by name.
Because of his great power and mighty strength,
not one of them is missing...Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40 (excerpts)

His death was so unexpected, and no one can seem to understand the situation. But whether we understand or not, what matters is that God does. And He doesn't make mistakes.

If you're out there and you think you have time to get to know God later on in life when you feel "more ready" I recommend that you reconsider. God is a good God. He loves you now and wants you now. Let him capture your heart today, because you never know if your "later" will come. If you don't know where to start, I'd love to chat with you.

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