Faith and the Senses: Question #1Posted: August 9, 2011
I asked five questions as a result of my 42 days around the world trip a little while back. Looking at these questions, I realize I am now asking myself how I could ever fully know the answers to all those questions! Nevertheless, I wrote that I would have five installments and, by golly, I will. You may not like what you read but that’s okay. Here was the first question;
How did God decide where I should be born? Why was it in Cudahy, WI. and not somewhere in another country where I would work in a field, bare-footed, fully clothed, and in the hot eqatorial sun picking tea leaves for a possible $2 a day?
This question is absolutely impossible to answer. No doubt about it. I would have to second guess God and I know I can’t even come close to unpacking His plans for me (or you, for that matter!). But I do know, based on the Bible (which I believe to be true) that He knew from the beginning of time that I would be born in Cudahy, Wisconsin to a household of Armenians, go to school, work in a psychiatric hospital, grieve pregnancies that never resulted in my arms being full of who I dreamed about, that I would marry Jon Victor (after I thought all men were pond scum), and that I would actually take a trip around the world. He (God) chose my destiny from the beginning and offered me the opportunity to have a REAL relationship with Him.
In that way, I am no different than anyone else; the ladies picking tea leaves have just as much an opportunity to know the God of the Universe for REAL. God offers that to all of us. And for this, I am eternally grateful.