"It Doesn't Make Sense"

BIBLE READING: Ecclesiastes 7-12
DISCUSSION                                            “It Doesn’t Make Sense”
Recently, a dear and kind friend of our family lost her battle with cancer.  She fought with courage and faith for years and kept the light of hope.  She was a faithful member at her church, loved her friends and family tremendously and unselfishly gave of her time and money to others.  From the outside looking in, THIS life needed THIS woman.  Her family needed this matriarch, and we all needed this friend, yet it wasn’t to be.   As I think about this precious soul taken from us at the young age of 63 and hear of murderers, thieves, and liars that live long healthy lives, it just doesn’t make sense to me.   Even though we shouldn’t, it’s hard not to want to question God and say, “WHY?”  But I am reminded of the wisdom given to us in Ecclesiastes 11: 5 where the king says, “Just as you don’t know the path of the wind, or how bones develop in the womb of a pregnant woman, so you don’t know the work of God who makes everything.”   Our tiny minds just cannot comprehend the plan of God and so knowing and trusting His plan helps the senseless make sense to me.
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