Grrat expectations dating
How easily we ask, “Why do bad things happen to me?
Such questions cause us to miss out what makes this story beautiful – the ending and the lesson that it teaches us about God and our pains in life.The rich man disappointed God till the end of his life while Lazarus met God’s expectation.The rich man failed to do the good that he could do with the blessings that God gave him.God gave Mary the greatest good, the author of grace Himself, Jesus Christ. She fled into Egypt with Jesus, looked for Him for three days, and journeyed with Him to Calvary.But she met God’s expectations from her, even when He expected her to silently watch her Son die the most unjust death on the Cross and to consent in faith and love to His death for our salvation.Elizabeth Smart was 14 years old when she was kidnapped from her family home in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, on the night of June 5, 2002.
Her abductor, Brian David Mitchell, took her to a hidden mountain site less than 2 miles from her home where he held her captive, repeatedly raped her, drugged her with alcohol and chained her to a post. She was found after 9 months and her captor and abuser is now deservedly serving life sentence.
Rather than despair, we return to those truths and beg God to stamp them deeper into our hearts.
Moments of failure and trial call us to deeper faith that God know our strengths and weaknesses more than we do and He never rejects us but He is ever ready to forgive us and to give us the needed grace to do the good and overcome the evils of our lives.
” questions: Why did this evil happen to Elizabeth?
Why did God allow this to happen to this innocent child?
From 9 months in a living hell she has become a public speaker and advocate for abuse prevention and support for those in recovery.