Friday, 14 December 2012

Why Does God Permit Evil?

"There are two men each with two stones standing by the lake and behind them stood another group of men who were waiting their turn. Their task was simple, see who could throw the stone the farthest and be given an earnest reward. The first leaned back and put everything he had into it and threw the stone quite far. The second, realizing his own strength could not compare put everything he had in him and threw the stone at his competitor. The second group of men had the same incident.. and the third..and the fourth.. until the fifth and final pair of men were positioned with one another. They saw the watcher cast away every burdened stone and swim to the farthest region of that sea each time to gather those stones that were thrown by the purest of hands. He would polish those stones and embroid them with the most beautiful jewels in the world and kept them safe within his grasp. He would tell them, "Go and heal the wounds inflicted by the other. Take as long as you need and when you come back to me this stone will be among many others for you to keep."

However, Neither one of the final pair wanted a rock to be in the possession of the other for fear of injury. One of them finally asked the watcher to stand between them. And though he did neither still picked up a stone. Instead by the witness of everyone's experience they decided that the contest was not yet suitable. That it should develop safer and more regulated rules. God Permits evil for the benefit of good, and that good cannot be perceived by those who have yet to heal. Despite the efforts of those who would rather place us in burden and harm, God will go to the farthest region to ensure that the effort we give Him and have placed in his trust shall not go unattended and without grace. Take time to heal. Know that God has already rescued your efforts that have been thwarted by pain. And in time, He will bless you with the same efforts you once thought lost.

1 Peter 3:9 Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.

God Bless and Keep you,


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