Monday, November 17, 2008
Help me Understand
As some of you may already know, Ryan Coe is battling for his life. I hope that you all can take one moment of your time to pray for him. As a friend of Michele's, I cannot begin to express my deep sadness about what this must be like for her, a mom. I know that we have all suffered tragedy in our lifetime and I know that death is inevitable for all of us. But I don't understand why a mother loses her child; her teenage child at that. And how, then, does she go on believing that God had a plan; and what possible plan could that be when someone so young and innocent is taken from you. I am so sad for Michele and I cannot begin to fathom how she has, or can continue to believe that God is good. There have been times when I have questioned my own faith, and ultimately I continue to believe. But this has hit me so hard. My heart aches for her and at the same time I feel guilty or selfish for praising God that I have two healthy children. And I DO praise God every single day. Why are we so blessed only to know that in an instant our blessings can be taken away? I just don't get it.