Joplin, Missouri. In case you live under a rock, you know they had a terrible tornado rip through the town on Sunday. The death toll is rising past 100 now. Horrible.
As we watched in horror at CNN Lilla began to ask what happened. I started to explain it to her. Our conversation when something like this:
Lilla: Why is that lady on TV crying?
Me: Her house was actually picked up and moved off the ground in a tornado.
Lilla: Did God know that would happen?
Me: He did.
Lilla: Why would God let that lady's house get picked up?
Me: I don't know. I don't know, but God does. You see, we don't see the big picture, but God does. What we do know is that God's word tells us that through all things God is working to bring us all into a saving knowledge of Him. Like when somebody dies. It's very sad, but God can even use that to bring others to know Him.
Lilla: So maybe where that lady's house is they can build a church instead?
Me: Maybe. :)
Have I told you how much I love this child?
1 Corinthians 13:12 Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.