My Muslim friend in India wrote to me this week and said “Some times God is not nice to us”. Is this Truth? Two years ago today, August 12th, I with my family and friends lowered Mike into the ground. It was one of the most horrible emotional experiences anyone can have. It brought emotions of betrayal, lack of love, walking away……..
Kathy has used for many years a daily Bible reading plan and on this day the reading is from Lamentations 3. We have lost the practice of lamenting in the West. We watch both Muslims and Jews lamenting when there is the death of a loved one. The lamenting process, a song of grief or mourning is a great way to externalize what is happening internally.
Jeremiah, who wrote Lamentations said
Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
24 I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion;
therefore I will wait for him.”
25 The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him,
to the one who seeks him;
26 it is good to wait quietly
for the salvation of the LORD.
I do not agree with my Muslim friend, not only does the Bible tell me of God’s daily love and mercy, but I and my family have experienced it over this past two years. We are always in danger of looking at the photo of the moment, but that is not Truth, we must watch the whole movie to understand Truth. Jesus said that He was Truth. The world has been watching England in these last days and asking “where is their moral compass”? The problem is not with God, its with the heart of humans! If you don’t believe me, just look at your own!