Where Did it Come From?

(that's my cue to listen for my instructions)
"We are going to play television reporter.
You pretend your house got torn up by a tornado
and I'll ask you questions.

Standing tall on her pink bed
in her pink bedroom
holding her toy microphone,
She gave me my first question,

"Did you see where the tornado came from,
was it from God?"


because a whole lifetime of
asking the same question
was passing through my mind

The first time was just before another little girl's first birthday.
I sat in the bathtub and cried a year's worth of tears.
 revisiting the  memories of
hospitals, clinics, doctors, surgeries, breathing treatments,
special formulas, turning pills into powder
 the terminal diagnosis.

Where did it come from
Was it from God?

And so began my quest of
where it came from.

And we know that in all things
God works for the good of those who love him,
 who have been called according to his purpose. 
(Romans 8:28)

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,
 whenever you face trials of many kinds
(James 1:2)

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
 the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,
who comforts us in all our troubles,
 so that we can comfort those in any trouble
with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
(2 Corinthians 1:3-4)

But what about the
heart disease

Did you see where it came from?
 Was it from God?

I took a deep breath
and gave as simple an answer
to the 6 year old reporter as I could.
"I did not see where the tornado came from.
And I do not know for sure that it came from God.
But I do know that He created it all,
and everything that touches us
is first filtered through His fingers of love.
And I know we can trust Him.

I didn't tell her that the Word also says,
When we walk through the fires
and when we walk through the floods
He will be with us
(Isaiah 43:2)
That Jesus said in this world we will have troubles
and that He has overcome the world
(John 16:33)

That my search
lead me to faith in My Creator.

that she reminded me of that other six year old
playful, deep thinker.

She also asked hard questions
for which I didn't always have answers.

And so my dear circle of blogger friends,
What is your answer?

Did you see where it came from?
Was it From God?

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1 comment:

  1. What a way to start the day (reading my dear friends insights). Blessings to you and to those who will be touched today by your faithfulness to the Lord of the Universe.


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