I found out this week that a good friend of mine has just learned he has cancer. This man is a real jewel. His life is his family, his neighbors and helping others. He loves to garden and it shows with one look at his yard; Plants, trees, grass and flowers all planted with love and cared for from the heart. He's always there to lend a helping hand to anyone. He planted my favorite flowers for me and when I look at them, I see him.
I can't help asking, "Why?" Why this man and not someone else who's life is spent in self-seeking and never giving a thought to his fellow man, to his neighbor?
This isn't my first "Why?" and I suppose it won't be my last. I also find myself asking "Why?" when good things happen to bad people, things that aren't, on the surface, deserved. I don't know the answers.
But, I know the One Who knows the answers.
He says, "My grace is sufficient".
He also says, to paraphrase, "My ways aren't your ways."
I have to accept that.
And I do.