By Brad Campbell –
Just a thought to help start your week.
I took this picture of what I’m calling God’s writing in the sky. He left a giant exclamation point in the clouds. Amidst the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season and the beginning of a brand new year, many of us have had several questions for God. Some of those may have been doubts, but I’m not even talking about doubting the love, the wisdom, or the grace and mercy of God. I’m referring to questions we can’t help but have right now, such as…
Lord, why did my best friend (neighbor, parent, grandparent, etc.) have to suffer through (and perhaps pass away from) this corona virus?
Lord, why have those we love been “quarantined” or simply shut away from and cut off from the only ones of us they still remember?
Lord, why does this thing keep going, and going, and going…?
Oh, Lord, why?
We ask those questions, and we may seem as if we get no answer. Remembering that God operates upon God’s time schedule, not ours, we re-focus and take a deep breath, knowing that, just as the Scriptures remind us, all things (every thing, every disappointment, every struggle) will eventually work out to glorify the Father. By coming through the year 2020, every single one of us will have something to add to our list of things we can witness and testify about to the goodness of God! — Even if the only thing you can come up with is, “Thank God it’s over!”
But, in all of our thoughts, every one of them listed above ends with a question mark. God ends His response to us, not with a question mark, but with a giant exclamation point! He reminds us He is in charge! He is still God! Good will ALWAYS reign over evil! Yes, an exclamation point just like the one I saw painted in these clouds! An exclamation point! “Sit still, My child! Look to Me! Question Me if you must, but learn to lean on Me!”
Look, listen, and learn as the Lord exclaims His love for His children!
Just a thought.