Over the past two years I have been bewildered by the challenges that God has allowed to enter our lives...so much so that I could rarely have equated those challenges with love. But time has a way of revealing the loving hand of God on our lives. At some point we can finally grasp an understanding of His perfect orchestration of our lives to make even the most harrowing moments sound beautiful.
This past weekend we were studying John 13 at church where Jesus chooses to spend the last day of His life on earth washing the feet of the disciples...the stinky, grimy feet of His closest friends...the job of the lowliest servant. The disciples were confused by it...they didn't understand why Jesus would choose to show His love in this way. Jesus knew this (of course He did, He's God), and in verse 7 He says, "You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand."
I've just been chewing on that verse over the past couple of weeks...
"You don't get it now, but someday...someday you will see my love even through the times of confusion and frustration and utter heartache."
I used to sing a song in Sunday school that went like this: "In His time, in His time...He makes all things beautiful in His time."
For all the times I have hated and even cursed the mystery of God in the past couple of years, I'm so glad that His love is without limits and beyond my understanding.
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose." - Romans 8:28