Saturday, September 27, 2008

PDL #4

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.

3 comments:

One Crowded House said...

You know I agree with you guys on this one...
I don't think God "did it to us"... but you are right,
we could be wrong on this one :) We will find out one day...

kathy said...

Some of PDL seems a bit opinionated. But if God chose the good and bad for each person why in the world would he choose for all the orphans in Haiti to go through what they do and for the parents to live in the circumstances that cause them to have to give up their children.

Jenny said...

There's no way for us to see or understand the why's of what God does/allows. Why couldn't it be God's PLAN to choose all of these difficult circumstances so that HE can be Glorified through them? He certainly has been glorified in your family and your love for your children. And, even moreso, your children could see that God does have a plan through them and their trials, not just in spite of their trials, but through them.

It doesn't really matter if we have problems with the fact that God is in control. He's still in control. And he's loving. And His ways are so far greater than ours. We shouldn't try to figure it all out.