Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Why did my car get a flat tire?
Why did I win the lottery?
Why is my child sick?
Why does this cup of coffee taste so good?
Why did I get stuck in traffic behind THAT bumper sticker?
Why are you my friend?
Why can't I find that stupid key?
Why did she call right when I needed her to?
Why did I over sleep?
Why did the cardinal build her nest outside my window?
Why are they fighting now?
Why do they grow up so fast?
Why did my nine year old just pick me flowers?
Why is my five year old picking her nose on stage?
Why did you just kiss me?
Why do I feel so sad?
Why did I get so lucky?
Have you? Have you ever asked why?
Sometimes the answer is obvious, other times you have to search harder, look deeper, trust more. But the answer is always the same. It is. It is always the same.
Why? Because it is the gift you needed today. Why? Because when you open it and look deep inside, you will see not just the gift but the Giver.
So don't worry so much about the Why. Instead ask the What? What am I to do with this Gift, God. What is it you want me to do?
And the answer to the What is always the same. It is . It is always the same.
"I want you to love."