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Meeting God in tragedyPosted Tuesday, February 10, 2009, at 3:38 PM
I was at my grandmother's funeral and we were talking about issues with parents.
My issues with my father spill over into my Heavenly Father and how i see Him.
My aunt gave me the book called The Shack, by William Young.
This is a book about a man who has a hardlife growing up with abuse, gets married and has a godly wife and beautiful kids. During a outing, the youngest gets abducted and later killed.
The police and the father wind up in Oregon trailing the killer and end up in a shack where the child's bloody dress is found.
4 years later Mack is confronted with a letter that invites him back to the Shack.
He goes and meets God face to Face.
Except God is not like his religous upbringing has taught him. "What did you expect Gandolf the Grey from Lord of the Rings?" God asked
He goes through many self trials, and eventually comes to peace with God who let him be abused as a child (so Mack thought) to a God who would kill a little girl.
God totally shifts his thinking and paradigm.
Has God ever met you and shaken your thoughts on Him?
Have you had a life changing event through a tragedy God used, (but does not cause.)
What are your thoughts.
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Lesa Cox has owned a cleaning service and a bookstore; now, she repairs and maintains computers for the elderly and others on a fixed income. She enjoys animals, gardening, books and fixing old cars. She and her husband have one son, who suffers from Asperger's syndrome.
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