Do You Know the Answers?

by Dave Jackson
Questions on life

I know you’re busy getting ready for Christmas, and quite possibly the kind of questions you’re being asked are more along the lines of, “do reindeer really know how to fly” and “is Santa Claus real?” But I want to take a moment and dig a little deeper; briefly touch your thoughts and have you put a little energy into some very deep and philosophical questions that I’ve often wondered and well, you probably wonder about, too.

Have you ever wondered why given almost identical circumstances…

– One man is sad and another man happy?
– One man joyous and prosperous and another poor and miserable?
– One man fearful and anxious and another full of faith and confidence?
Questions on life– One man has a beautiful, luxurious home and the other lives out a meager existence in a slum?
– One man is a great success while the other is an abject failure?
– One speaker you go to hear outstanding and immensely popular while the other mediocre at best, and unpopular?
– One man a genius in his work while the other toils his whole life without accomplishing much?
– One is cured of a so called incurable disease while the other is not?
– One good and kind religious person suffers the tortures of the damned in their body?
– One immoral and irreligious person succeeds and prospers and enjoys radiant health?
– One woman happily married while the other is very unhappy and frustrated?

Is there an answer to the above? Of course there are answers to all questions, but my asking has to do with specific “whys” in all these cases.  Do you have an idea? Why do you think this happens in life?

Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

And we’ll continue this topic for a bit through the holidays and I’ll give you my thoughts.

Talk soon,

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Jim Scobel December 23, 2010 - 8:09 am

Wow, a lot of good questions, Dave. I think God plays a big part in this in that things happen according to what He wants. We are simply servants.

Julie Tanner December 23, 2010 - 10:06 am

I think that some of this is under our own control. There is so much we don’t know about yet and we’re finding out more and more things each day about the mind, etc. It is interesting to wonder how two people with the same parents turn out so differently. Is it really the way they think, or what they are exposed to?


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