This post kinda goes along with the previous one about themes from the book Crazy Love by Francis Chan.
As I mentioned before, Chan spends a good part of the first chapter talking about how great and vast an incomprehensible God really is to us. He compared our minds to a soda can floating in the ocean. The soda can can only contain a minuscule portion of the ocean. Likewise we can only understand a small amount of what God is like.
He goes on to say:
Not being able to fully understand God is frustrating, but it is ridiculous for us to think we have the right to limit God to something we are capable of comprehending. What a stunted, insignificant god that would be!
…God is so much bigger, so far beyond our time-encased, air/food/sleep-dependent lives.
How can we possibly questions God with human standards? Who am I to ask for God to justify his actions?
Yet we keep on questioning Him… “Why are so many people dying of starvation?” “Why is my family so messed up?” …”Why don’t you make yourself more obvious to people who need you?”
The answer to each of these questions is simply this: Because He’s God. He has more of a right to ask us why so many people are starving.
That last part got me good. It’s easy to complain about why things are the way they are. You may not be blaming God directly, but ultimately you are questioning God’s creation. With that said, we need to focus a lot more attention on figuring out how to act within God’s plan to correct the evil of the world and a lot less time trying to figure out why it happened in the first place.
Yes, people are starving to death in Africa. That’s a shame. It’s a shame because I eat so much food that I am killing myself. What am I going to do about it?