December 18, 2011

Sandi Rog Giveaway Winner

So in the first second of this video, you can tell I haven't gotten much sleep lately, it's been a rough past couple of days AND there needs to be a few tubes of lip gloss in my stocking this year. Seriously. :-p But like my writing, I don't edit out the harsh realities or the tough stuff so here you go, LOL, and congrats to our drawing winner.

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Also HERE on youtube

In a heartfelt conversation earlier today, someone asked me a veiled "Why does God let bad things happen to good people?" question. When facing extreme suffering and hardship like so many around the world, cancer like Sandi, or trusting God for a miracle most think impossible like me, the question does lurk in the mind for sure. I've been through so much the past few years that's radically changed how I understand God and this was my answer.

"I understand why it feels that way, but you know what really gets me? Why does God even allow us to exist? If you think about it, the moment God fashioned Adam out of the dust of the earth and breathed the breath of life into him, that act of creation also condemned Jesus to the cross. God knew what would happen, that Adam and Eve would bring sin into the world and Jesus would have to one day atone for it, and yet, he made us anyway."

If you really wrap your head around that for a minute, its astounding. And this week as we continue to celebrate the birth of our savior, enjoy family and friends, be mindful of the amazing gift of salvation through Jesus Christ but also the amazing gift of life itself.

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