From Why To I
So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told. Luke 2:16-20 NIV
“You ask too many questions, and you think too much” is a statement I have heard since I was a child. When I see something that I feel is unfair or painful, I wonder:
Why did God heal my child but not my friend’s child?Why is there so much evil in the world?Why would God allow me and my family to feel so much pain?Why is there so much poverty in third world countries when first world countries have so much that we waste what we have?
Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. Luke 2:19 NIV
Why was I chosen to be the mother of the savior of the world? Why did God decide to come into the world as a powerless and helpless infant?
Jesus, help us slow down and see the world we live in. Open our eyes to the things that break your heart. When we wonder why so much pain and sadness can be in the world, guide us and show us how we can bring some light and hope to the darkness. Thank you for loving us. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.