Why, Mommy, Why?

The past few days has brought a few boisterous storms through the Columbus area.   In a not-so-brave voice, my sweet 6 yr. old has asked me numerous times, “Why did God make thunder and lightning, Mommy?”

Hmmm. Well, my answer the first time was to distract her so that she wouldn’t be afraid.  My answer the second time was that thunder is only the noise of clouds moving. On the third time, I looked into her eyes and began to think:

“Why did God make thunder?”

Aloud, I said, “When we get to Heaven, we can ask Him all about that. But in the mean time, God is in control.”

The truth is: I didn’t have any other answer to give her.  Because there are many times in this life where we don’t receive the answer to “why?” That’s where faith and trust step in.  Because He is God. I love what the disciples said about Jesus when it came to natural phenomena:

“Where is your faith?” he asked his disciples. In fear and amazement they asked one another, “Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him.”

I know you have some questions of your own.  Probably a lot of “why’s.” My challenge to you is the same one Jesus gave His disciples:

Where is your faith?

What topics do you want to ask God all about?

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