This is a story I have been holding on to since after 9/11. It has a very heart felt story and is a eye opener and reminder when u need one. Sometimes its the only motivation I have …. Besides my son. He does everything for a reason..
Where Was God???
I know you’re angry at me right now. That’s all right, people have been angry at Me before and will be again.
Being angry is part of being human. My son got angry, too. It’s all right to be angry sometimes… at injustice.For example, or the lack of charity.
“You probaly think I am unjust and unloving when an airplane goes down like that. All those people lost. The children gone. It doesn’t seem right; it can’t be loving.
You ask, ” Where was God?” Why did he allow that to happen?
“I allowed it to happen because I allow you freedom. I could have left you on a string and made you dance all day without getting tired. I could have moved your mouth and made you sing all night without growing hoarse. I could have pulled a wire that would have let you soar skyward and never fall.”
“I could have, but I didn’t… I didn’t because I love you so much! I want you to be free to decide when to dance and sing; free to determine when you come to Me in faith and hope. Because you are free, some of you choose not to dance or sing. Some of you select hatred over love, revenge over forgiveness, bombs over a helping hand.”
“As you choose, I watch. I do not disappear. I listen to both the songs and the bombs. AND I REMEMBER…
“Where was God?” you wonder….. I WAS THERE!
I whispered in the ear of a little girl, ‘Don’t be afraid, I am with you.’
I held the hand of a business woman, as tightly as she clutched Mine.
I cradled a pilot against My shoulder as if he were a baby again.
” Amid the paralyzing fear, I was there, just as I was there with My Son in the garden. Amid the unbearable pain, I was there, as I was with Him as He was whipped. Amid the terrible realization that life was ending too soon, I was there…. there with Him as he hung on the cross and asked, like you,
” My God, My God, why have you Forsaken Me?”
” I had not forsaken Him and I did not forsake them. I was there as they fell, and rose to eternal joy. I listened to their anger, answered their questions and showed them why they had been created… not to end that way, but to live with me forever.”
“In an instant, they came into existence, as you did. In an instant, they left this world, as you will. But beyond the last instant, I kept My promise…. a little girl dances, a business woman sings,and a pilot keeps his wings forever.”