Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Letter to God : Why?


Dear Lord,

I hear them all around me when I'm out walking - the birds are singing their hallelujahs. The air is filled with the fragrance of new blossoms and the fields are blanketed in purple, blue, pink and yellow. It's beautiful - this feeling of renewal and hope and joy.



I'm grateful Father. In my mind, Spring reminds me of who You are - faithful, unchanging, creative, the giver of life. 

But in the midst of all that beauty, there are reminders of death and loss. It is never far away, is it Lord? I sit outside in the stillness. The same breeze that brings the sweet fragrance of Mountain Laurel sweeps through the live oaks and scatters the dead and dying leaves all over the ground. The once glossy leaves are brown and brittle, and I can hear them hit the ground, like drops of rain.


So much loss, Lord. So much sorrow all around me. Precious lives cut short; loved ones struggling with  illness; a dear friend slowly losing all those precious memories once stored in her mind and heart; families falling apart. And these are just the ones that touch my life. What of all the suffering and evil in the world around me? How can Your heart bear it all, Father?

My simple heart longs for You to come and make everything new. Like a fresh spring shower, wash away the ugly and let us wake to beauty. And I hear You whisper - "One day."

Easter is coming. Coming with the promise of "One day."

You have given us so many gifts, Lord. The gift of free will holds the answer to so many of the "Whys." It places eternity in our hands. You have given us every answer, even the ones we are not wise enough to understand this side of heaven, in Jesus. But we must choose to unwrap the gift and  make it our own.

Thank You for Easter, Lord.

Love,
Linda

2 comments:

  1. Yes, with all the evil in the world, one does wish for Him to come, to take us away from it all. And we do ask, "Why do people choose to be evil."

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  2. “Why do people choose to be evil?” I’ve asked that question many times, as well as, “Why do people prefer lies?” The only answer that comes is that Satan is the author of psychopathy. He is the original psychopath, a state of complete self-worship. To love one’s self first, at all cost, using any means to achieve the end of self-elevation, is the engine that drives evil. Clearly it is on the rise.

    Even so, come Lord Jesus.

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