I learned something today- life’s not fair. The rich get richer while the poor stay poor. Innocent children die of horrible diseases while various adults treat their bodies horribly and live into old age. Couples who would be excellent parents can’t conceive while others abuse their children. Some married couples fight constantly and cheat while their single friends dream of having a spouse.
That is just life, and it’s not fair. I’m not the only one who thinks so. The Bible is full of people asking God about the unfairness of it all:
It’s a bright, sunny day here in the Pacific Northwest, and I have an hour before I have to pick up my kids from school. I promised myself that I would clean my perpetually messy house during this hour of solitude. But God had other plans.
This morning, James said, “I think I’ve lost weight.” I told him surely he hasn’t and told him to get on the scale. Sure enough, he had gained 2 pounds and is now 39 pounds. He looked very sad and started to cry. I asked why he was sad and crying. He just shrugged his shoulders like he didn’t know.