**Full disclosure: This is a personal opinion, and I know I don’t talk about religion too much on the blog besides the fact that I’m a Christian, but this post is a tad bit different, if you feel you won’t like it, then please skip it. I don’t want any controversary in comments, this is just my opinion**
I’m sitting here with my wonderful cup of coffee watching boy meets world.
I also didn’t sleep well last night.
I was also thankful that I had another day to wake up too.
What has happened recently has broken my heart.
I lied in bed last night scared, worried, and praying. It doesn’t make any sense why these events happened and why precious little ones had to lose their lives for literally NO reason at all. There was no purpose, not that it would make it better if their were. Life doesn’t make sense about 99% of the time and it breaks my heart that at those times people say things like “there is no God”, “how does God feel about this?”, “Why would God do this?”
I too, can have questions like that, but I know that in some way God will bring some good out of this. I don’t know about you, but when disasters like this happen, it 1. makes me thankful for the 23 years I’ve had so far and continue to pray that I have 23 more and then some….. and 2. makes me want to be a better person. After these types of events, people wonder if there is any good in the world. The answer to that is YES, there is. I know it’s hard to see sometimes, but it’s there.
I’m starting to think twice about my actions and my thoughts. Each day has something good in it and I want to find that. I don’t believe that God made this happen or wanted this to happen, I believe his heart is TRULY broken by the choices of a sinful person. He gave us the freedom to choose our actions and honestly, that’s what we wanted as a society was to be able to make our own choices and unfortunately people take advantage of that and take it to the extreme and that’s what happened on Friday. God is heartbroken too, he didn’t make this happen, but from this, I believe he can bring good out somewhere and right now that seems difficult to believe. Each day brings a new chance for us to be a better person whether that’s through our blogs, our relationships with friends and family, or our random interactions with strangers. There is good to be done and I want to make the choice every day to wake up and 1. be thankful for this precious day, thankful that my friends and family are alive and well, just thankful and then 2. make the most out of that day for it could be my last, it could be someone else’s last and that makes me think differently.
I encourage you all to make the most out of every day, do good for others and your community. Be the good that so many people don’t believe exists. Yes, horrible things will continue to happen every day, but good things are happening all around us too.
I will be participating in the day of silence tomorrow, so I thought I’d go ahead and get my thoughts out there. It was so sad what happened to those families, children, and teachers. Keep praying, keep loving, and treat each day as your last.