Friday, September 6, 2013

The call of God

Matthew 14:31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. "You of little faith," he said, "why did you doubt?"

"There comes the baffling call of God in our lives also. The call of God can never be stated explicitly; it is implicit. The call of God is like the call of the sea, no one hears it but the one who has the nature of the sea in him. It cannot be stated definitely what the call of God is to, because His comradeship is with himself for His own purposes and the test is to believe that God knows what He is after. The things that happen do not happen by chance., they happen entirely in the decree of God. God is working out His purposes.." Oswald Chambers: My Utmost for His Highest

Tonight Eduardo and many other children around our neighborhood came to AMOR projects and hung out inside our fences and out of our house just because they needed a place to go. Today I saw children under the age of five years old playing in the trash for fun. Yesterday I saw a poor 10 year old boy with an infected burn all the way up his leg. The day before that I saw a 3 year old child who had no chance of learning to walk or talk because of fever.

It's easy to ask Why God?
Why is it so hard for the people here in Peru when we have it so easy in America?
Why are children dying simply because they don't have Tylenol or clean water?
Why, when we pray for the boy that can't walk, is he still sick?

What is the call of God?
What is His purpose for me?
What is His purpose for us and for all the pain of this world?

It's not fair to blame God for the suffering in this world- for that was never God's intention for us- it is a result of sin. Nonetheless we will never be able to comprehend God's plan and calling for all of humanity until it is time for heaven. With faith, we will learn to stop questioning God for all the things that don't make sense to us, and learn to simply follow step by step in his footsteps both the joys and the trials, parties and the pains.

"If we are in communion with God and recognize that He is taking us into His purposes, we shall no longer try to find out what His purposes are. As we go on in the Christian life, it gets simpler, because we are less inclined to say "Why did God allow this and that?" Behind all that lies the compelling of God. "There's a divinity that shapes our ends." A Christian is one who trusts the wits and wisdom of God, and not His own wits. If we have a purpose of our own, it destroys the simplicity and leisureness which ought to characterize the children of God."- Chambers

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