Have you ever wondered why God has a allowed a particular event to happen. It doesn’t hurt to question, we have all done it at times, churning it over in our own minds or openly discussing it. In this world of unexpected events and mysteries, we all sometimes but wonder.
There would be some, who consider it futile, to question God’s ways. Some would say, there are things we will not know until we get to heaven, so why bother wondering about them.
The writer of Ecclesiastes tells us in 1 Verse 2:
“’Absolute futility, ‘ says the teacher.
“‘Absolute futility’.. Everything is futile.”
In the New Testament, Paul’s words to Philemon, indicates that contemplating what God may be up to is useful. Paul had no scripture that would explain, why Onesimus had come to faith and was prepared to return to Philemon. So he offered Philemon his own opinion, based on what some call. “theological Reflection”.
God encourages us to reflect on our circumstances. We should consider what He may to teach us. We should pay close attention to the unusual unexpected and even undesirable things that come our way.
Thinking about things even the unusual, unexpected and undesirable things will help us bring God and His Word into our everyday life. We might never find all the answers, but we will always discover more of Our Lord and Our Friend in our lives by wondering why.
Jeremiah 55 Verse 8:
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, and your ways are not my ways”, this is the Lord Declaration”.
But Our Lord and Our Friend has what is best for us.
Jeremiah 29 Verse 11:
“For I know the plans I have for you” —-this is the Lord’s declaration —-”plans for your welfare, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope”.
Wonder and Ponder, will lead us to know more about The God that loves us dearly, and loves us to much to leave us in just self-satisfaction.