Sunday, August 16, 2009

God is God

I often don't have the words. I can't explain the unknown. I have no answers as to why bad things happen to good people, why people are taken from us too soon, and what is the purpose of it all.

I do know that God is in charge of all of it. The answers I seek will not matter when I stand face to face with Him. He is in control. I am not.

For the past 30+ years, Jeff's parents have had the same best friends. They are the Ozzy to their Harriet. The peanut butter to their jelly. The Thelma to their Louise. Their kids grew up together. They have spanned the years with an intact friendship most of us just hope to have 30 years from now.

These best friends lost their 27 year old daughter today in a horrific car accident. She was on her way to church. I spent a little time with Jessica when she lived in Springfield, and she was the sweetest, most genuine person I know. She loved kids. When she babysat for us, and didn't mind getting down on the floor to play. She had a love for the Lord, and she stood up for what she believed in.

She will be dearly missed by everyone who knew her. She was an incredible aunt, sister, daughter and friend. While we know that she is in heaven walking on streets of gold tonight, we also know the pain her family is feeling is unfathomable.

When I heard the news today, I went to my computer to listen to this song. It seems to sum up my feelings on those unexplainable, unfathomable events that happen every day to good people.

God Bless You Jessica. Rest in Peace. Tell Jesus hi for us.

God is God
Steven Curtis Chapman

And the pain falls like a curtain
On the things I once called certain
And I have to say the words I fear the most
I just don’t know

And the questions without answers
Come and paralyze the dancer
So I stand here on the stage afraid to move
Afraid to fall, oh, but fall I must
On this truth that my life has been formed from the dust

God is God and I am not
I can only see a part of the picture He’s painting
God is God and I am man
So I’ll never understand it all
For only God is God

And the sky begins to thunder
And I’m filled with awe and wonder
‘Til the only burning question that remains
Is who am I

Can I form a single mountain
Take the stars in hand and count them
Can I even take a breath without God giving it to me
He is first and last before all that has been
Beyond all that will pass

Oh, how great are the riches of His wisdom and knowledge
How unsearchable for to Him and through
Him and from Him are all things

So let us worship before the throne
Of the One who is worthy of worship alone.


Chris said...

So sorry Gina .

Jenny H said...

Thank you, that was well said.