We are just back from Australia, having flown around 28 hours. What a joy to come into Mike’s room and sit in my chair. There is a peace and serenity here.
I am looking today into the verse in Job that says “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of Wisdom and rejecting evil understanding”. When the kids were younger and they had behaved in a way that was not appropriate, I would ask them why they had done that. A shrug of the shoulders or “I dont know”! Why is it I can behave in a way that I cannot understand? Based on my actions I may have to alter my future decisions. contrary to this, God always does what he purposes. He does not have to alter. He knows what He does and why He does it and when He wants to do it. There is order and meaning to all that He does. Hence, perfection.
Everything is laid wide open to God at the same time. He see’s the whole, every minute detail and because of that, I have to trust for what I cannot see. Yesterday, Akila came into the kitchen to tell me that our friend Kenny Gan had died. He had been battling cancer for the past year. I do not understand why bad things happen to good people. I know all the blah blah blah evangelical answers but in my soul I cry out at the consequences of man not rejecting evil.