Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Wonder of It All - Tracy Krauss

Ever wonder why God doesn't just fix all the problems in the world? He could, you know. But for some reason He has chosen to work through frail human beings like you and me.

He also chose to sacrifice His own son to make atonement for our sins. Ever wonder why that was even necessary? Oh, I know, I know... theologians among us will point to the Old Testament and the necessity for blood sacrifice.

But why? 

God is God. I'm sure He could have come up with another plan. Some other way. He's the one who instituted the laws in the first place. In His infinite creativity, He could have thought of something that didn't involve bloodshed.

Fortunately, I don't have to try to make sense of everything God does. I accept the fact that His understanding of the universe and how things work goes far beyond anything I could possibly conceive. Perhaps someday I'll understand the whys and hows - or maybe I won't. It seems arrogant to think that I could ever truly grasp all the finer details, even in eternity. It's kind of like a toddler asking why the sky is blue. I could give a scientific explanation which would probably sound like a foreign language, or I could just say, "Because God wanted it to look pretty." I think I prefer the latter.

I am happy to let God be who He is - the Almighty. Willing to use a flawed vessel like me to do His work here on earth. Now that is pretty wonderful.

Tracy Krauss writes fiction, non-fiction and stage plays from her home in British Columbia.


Glynis said...

Oh Tracey. I hear you! I have a million questions for God but I have a feeling when we cross that Divine threshold, there will be no need for questions. The answers will be plain. Yes, sometimes we are to busy prognosticating and then we miss the true 'Blue Skies'. Lovely post.

Tracy Krauss said...

Theological debates are fine but God also instructs us to become like little children. We just need to trust

Peter Black said...

Tracy, I enjoyed your thoughts and approach. Refreshing in brevity (you know already that *this* guy's quite long-winded), succinct in simplicity and profound in a mother's faith and wisdom. :) ~~+~~

David Kitz said...

Wise thoughts, Tracy. Thanks.

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