“Isn’t it interesting how we can only learn things in different circumstances?” I said to Marco.
(Now, I’m not talking about God only teaching us things through our circumstances, nor am I saying that in life (more specifically – tragedies) things only happen because God wants to ‘teach us a lesson’.)
All I’m saying is that in different circumstances, God can teach us things.
Like, a first time mother understanding the deep sorrow that God must have felt when giving away His only Son (John 3:16). Or, watching a flower grow and seeing what Jesus meant when he said “Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. “But if God so clothes the grass in the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you? You men of little faith! (Luke 12:27-28). Or watching a bird build its nest and seeing how much more looked after we are by God (Matthew 6:26).
Its through the tangible that we really grasp what Jesus was talking about.
This concept was only concreted when I heard Marco’s niece down the hallway saying to her Nona “No…I’m scared of Cassia” – She was scared to ask me to play with her. To which I thought ‘that’s so silly, I’m not scary!’
It reminded me of my timidity towards God. “No…I’m scared of You” says my inner Indie.
Point? Hmmm, not sure. Maybe, just to pay attention to the things God could be speaking to you through.