Today Barnes in WHEN GOD INTERRUPTS, he talks about JOB and wonders if God is arbitrary. If you haven’t read JOB, take a peak at it. Here is a righteous man who was “blameless and upright, one who feared Good and turned away from evil: (Job 1:1) One day, apparently to prove a point to Satan, God allowed everything to be taken away from Job.
Jesus himself reminds us that God makes the sun to shine upon both the evil and the good and sends rain upon both the righteous and the unrighteous. (Matthew 5:45) When abandonment comes, we can ask, Why? Amazingly we like Job, he asks God why his confusing God was so arbitrary, and it ends with his new appreciation for God’s mystery.
One day we will understand. I still am in disbelief that my friend, my cousin, my mentor, Linda is gone. Just a snap of the fingers. No goodbye. No I will see you again. Just gone. So many hearts, including mine is broken. Yes it is a mystery.