Sometimes, when I look at my life, I wonder why God hasn’t answered some of my prayers differently or sooner than He has. I wonder why He hasn’t protected me all together from certain hurts and pains.
When I ponder -“Why God?” I sense Him revealing to me that it has been His desire to show me other treasures, views, and mysteries that I wouldn’t have seen any other way. And so He chose this path for me.
I get the picture of a mountain climber. The terrain they choose is severe, rough, and not forgiving, but they see a world that few see. Mountain climbers know themselves – their strengths and their limits. Mountain climbers rely on life-giving and life-preserving equipment. Mountain climbers commune with the power, glory, and wonder of God. They see views, vistas, and mysteries that many don’t.