With CoffeeTalkDad typically on a world tour with his job, I have grown to TRUST and not ask too many, "What ifs".
"What ifs" are tricky: they can rob you of your joy…then can make you obsess over things that cannot be controlled…they can cause anxiety and depression.
I was recently asked by an 86 year old friend, "If there is God, why does he allow bad things to happen to kids and babies?" This was referring to the recent airline crash which took 2 babies, students on a school trip, and countless others. CTM knows a little about a lot of things, but this eternal question I cannot answer. I just know this: God is good and He doesn't do bad things.
Ironically it is Easter week…my nephew died on Passover…the Tuesday before Easter. I asked myself "What if…" for 10 years. For me, the passing of time has taken that question and turned it into TRUST. I have to trust that God is bigger than any tragedy. That God knows our comings and our goings…that Jesus died for us so that we have the HOPE of seeing these loved ones again in heaven. Don't get me wrong…it's tough…every day…but I have HOPE because of this week.
CTDad always jokes with me about having more life insurance than I do. 2 weeks ago he took a trip to Dusseldorf, Germany. Who has ever even thought about the city of Dusseldorf? I started thinking about it after he began planning his trip about 6 weeks ago, only to be shocked to hear about the plane crash of a flight going into Dusseldorf 5 short days after his return… what if? Ironically, when he goes oversees for work, he usually brings me back some small thing from an airport or the city he visited just for fun. I received the cup in this photo from Starbucks. Now, it is a sign and a symbol for me not to ask what if...but to TRUST. CTMom is recovering from a cold and drinking my morning coffee and thanking God that I can give all of these worries to Him and stop asking what if…
I have a question for you…"What if HE is real? And there is a God in heaven who loves you and died to rescue you from a fallen world?" Just think about it this week…and talk to someone who knows Him.
Happy Easter Week Coffee Talk Peeps!