Scriptural Readings: Luke 23:34
The question of why has always been a burden to us. Sometimes it is a lot easier to point out what or how and when unfortunate things happen but to figure out why would always take time, effort and much more.
Why did God put both the tree of knowledge of good and evil and the tree of life into the same place? Why did He let the serpent deceive them from the very place God prepared for them? If we ask how, when and where, it’s in His wisdom. The question that we have to ask ourselves is why. After they committed the sin why did God ask him(Adam)where he was. Of course God knows where he was. Why did God ask him who told them they were naked? This time it was the woman’s turn to explain and God asked her what have you done?
Have we asked ourselves why God did not ask them why?
Freewill. God gave us the gift of volition the faculty or power of using one’s will. God did not equipped in us an automated process otherwise it’s no use of creating us as His children calling Him Father and for us to experience a wonderful relationship with Him.
When we are deceived we are in the realm of deception. We are blind to the truth. When our first parents violated God they knew themselves that they disobey God. God will not ask them anymore why. Their eyes were opened to the reality that they became blind to the truth that they cannot be like God.
The result of course are more lies, mistakes and all the things that make our lives miserable.
Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.
When confronting personal issues or social issues we will be having a lot of options and most probably they will be unreliable but if we go to the cross we only have one answer. Jesus Christ. Through Him the question of why will no longer be a burden but a satisfying truth to our question why. We were forgiven.
We should now stop asking why but rather accept the finished work of Jesus at calvary.
Let’s exhaust all our efforts on the cross. All of our undertakings will be pointless unless we accept what Jesus did on the cross at calvary.
God will not ask us of where we are. He will not ask who told us we are His children and ask us what we did. He will not ask anything more because this time we know the way the truth and the life. Jesus Christ the Son of the living God our Lord and Savior.