God's Choices #s 2 & 3
2. God’s Choices may be different from ours
Each person needs to delve deeper into what God needs from them to fulfil God’s place for each in their life and their world.
This could become very clear for each of us when major catastrophes confront us. Let’s consider one such possibility. What is our initial reaction when we see a natural disaster, e.g. a major flood where many people drown? Initially, many ask why did God make this happen? Or why did God allow it to happen? So much destruction and death.
This is where we may need to deviate from our first reactions.
Let’s consider humanity’s common reaction – sadness, grieving, solitude etc.
Now let’s be more open to God’s possibilities. We must never forget about God’s absolute love for each person – ever. How, throughout all time, God treats each person equally! God both wants the best for everyone in their earthly lives, as well as returning home to God at death.
3. God’s main choice for us is SALVATION
Consider God’s number one intention for us equally is our salvation. It is to be one with God in Heaven.
God decides when each of us will die and be given the salvific choice of eternity with God (or not).
Let’s consider that God wanted those who drowned from a tsunami to be with God at that point in time. This would be God’s choice then! It is not up to us to disagree, even though we are so upset and sad with the deaths.
We need to celebrate the going home to Heaven for these people.
Being called home to God is the absolute aim and desire for each person. This is fulfilment. This is what Love and Salvation truly are. Nothing could be better – no matter our sadness and grieving for the unwanted and unexpected deaths. Going home to God is the ultimate and absolute Loving moment in our lives.
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