As I get older, I find myself having more questions but I also realize that these are questions that can’t be answered until I am face to face with my Maker. One of my cousins passed away two weeks ago. She had been suffering from cancer for some time. While I’ve only met her once, I am saddened. I can’t imagine the pain that her mother must be feeling.
Not even a week after her passing, I learned that one of my friends passed away. Nobody saw it coming. It got me wondering if God has some kind of checklist in heaven. Of course, we who are still alive in the world wouldn’t know our expiry date. Yes, we live to glorify God and to bring Him honor. However, that question remains. What is that one thing that I’m supposed to do in this life of mine that after having completed it, I would’ve done what I was born to do and can be called home.
How does He decide when to call His children home? Someday, I would ask Him when I am face to face with Him. Over the years, I realize that believing in God doesn’t mean that we don’t have questions. It’s ok to have questions, but choosing to believe that He is good and He has the best intentions for us without us knowing the reasons and plans is part of having faith in our good Heavenly Father.
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11 NLT)