Since Jasmine just got home from surgery and is running a temp, we just did Purpose Driven Life at home this week but I gave everyone a quiz on last week's chapter with the prize of candy for a good try.
For the most part we agree with the book but all of us have a problem with chapter 2 which says that God chose the exact parents to give you the exact genetic make up he wanted you to have diseases, flaws and all. Considering our adopted children's backgrounds and the diseases we each have, it makes God sound pretty heartless. I would hate to think that God sat down and chose for Jasmine to have a mom who took drugs and to give her a syndrome which requires her to have so many surgeries. I would rather think that he allowed it and will work through it rather than that he chose it for her. I have a problem that he would chose for me to have PKD and pass it on. Ty has a problem thinking that God chose for him to have asperger's and all the problems with fitting in that it has caused and that his talents are more behing the scenes ones. Adam has problems accepting that God would choose for his conception and birth to happen the way it did. They are with me that they'd rather believe that God allowed it but didn't single them out to have these things. But perhaps we'll find out differently when we reach heaven.