What of that?

Nikki went home to heaven last night (see previous post: But Even if He does not). And I struggle with it, just as most do with tragedy. Why does God allow some to live full lives and others are taken (what seems to us) much too soon? I have to keep reminding myself that I am not judge. I am not creator. I think of the Lord’s reply to Job, who was writhing in loss….”Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding….shall a fault finder contend with the Almighty?” Forgive me, Lord, for my doubts and for my boldness in expressing them.

Emily Dickinson writes

I reason, earth is short
And anguish absolute.
And many hurt;
But what of that?

I reason, we could die:
The best vitality
Cannot excel decay;
But what of that?

I reason that in heaven
Somehow, it will be even,
Some new equation given;
But what of that?

What of that, Lord?
I do not know. But what I do know is that you are there…and that YOU know.
“O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, pay attention and act.”~Daniel 9:19


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