Monday, February 16, 2009

You reap what you sow

I couldn't believe my ears when she said it. "Someone just broke into my car and stole my GPS." I thought "How could that be? We were in church." The thought was incredulous. Who would have the audacity to break into a car outside a church on a Sunday morning?

Once reality set in, it made perfect sense. Everybody was tied up in the building and only a few eyes would be on the parking lot outside. It stunk. The fact that God would allow someone to steal from a person who was worshiping him was not cool.

Of course that's only true if you don't believe in a fallen world and if you believe that God is responsible for everything that happens. The reality is that people are selfish. People don't always think about what they are doing. If a demon like drugs or alcohol takes over your being, then it is even more likely that you will do something despicable.

The good news is that things are replaceable. Even though it is upsetting, what is stolen can be replaced even though there is a cost. On the other hand God says "justice is mine." The truth is that God does even the playing field and what you sow will be what you reap. The person who broke into Michelle's car will end up getting punished in some way we will never know. Maybe they are already feeling the wrath.

As for me, right now I am praying that Michelle will be blessed in some way for her faithfulness and that God will turn her sorrow into joy.


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