Why ? ( Canticle of Hezekiah 1/6)

” Once I said in the noontime of my life I must depart.  To the gates of the netherworld I shall be consigned for the rest of my years”

In this part of the canticle Hezekiah seriously ill believes that he is going to die and at about 40 years of age, is sad that he thinks he will die at a young age  with so much ahead of him.

This sounds so thoroughly depressing, but what cant we learn from these ideas ?  Since the time of Paul and the original apostles  have people tried to predict the return of Christ.  In truth we do not know when Jesus will return.  Much like Hezekiahs’ illness something happens  that we do not expect or maybe even prepare for, and we are left to deal with the new reality of the situation we find ourselves in.

It is important for us to remember in these cases,  the story of Paul.  Paul says that he was given a thorn in his side and an angel of satan to beat him so that that he might not become too elated.  He asked Jesus a number of times to remove these and Jesus said no, that his grace was sufficient for him.  He also told him that it was when he was weak, it was then that he was strong.

People always ask why things happen to them or to those they love.  Why is there evil in the world ?   Why did this or that happen.  Im most cases we may never know the why.  In alot of cases the “why” or at least our ability to discern the purpose of what ever the situation is, depends on where we are in our faith life.

After the ” Storm has passed” and in the quiet we are able to look back over the span of what happened we are able to see the hand of God guiding, and molding us, teaching us what we were supposed to learn.

From the daily crosses that we carry,  to the disasters of the world that are life changing events, it is easy to fall into feeling weak and helpless.    The same “metal” that makes the  shield to protect us from evil, and that made sword that slays evil ,that  same metal is used as a plow to till the land and sew the seeds of faith, they are made of this same metal that is forged  and tempered within the fires, fueled by the wood of the crosses that we carry each and every day.  For it is in our weaknesses, in our trials, that God not only teaches us , forms us and makes us stronger, but if we allow Him, He will use us as his greatest witnesses and apostles to plant the seeds of faith for others, often without saying a word.

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One Response to “Why ? ( Canticle of Hezekiah 1/6)”

  1. SaintlySages Says:

    I can relate. God bless!

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