Sitting on God’s Front Porch

Can you imagine?


 sitting on his front porch, watching the world go by?

Shaking his head at the stupid decisions we make.

Nodding in approval when we unselfishly assist someone in need.

I can see him snickering a little at my clumsiness. Like getting my truck stuck in the mud.

Maybe a tear falling when an unkind act is committed to one of his creations.

Knowing all there is to know.

I know that to all things, there is a season. We cannot live forever.

And sadly, some’s time is shorter than others.

When I get to Heaven and get to sit on the front porch with God. I wonder if I will see what he sees? And know what he knows?

If not, I have a few questions that I’d like to ask.

For instance…

What is the purpose of a wasp?

What is the necessity of red ants?

I mean, I understand that ants clean up the trash and crumbs of the earth. I can understand the reasoning.

But why red, biting annoying, persistant little ants?

I know everything has a purpose. I just don’t understand the purpose of those two annoying critters.

And mud dawbers or snakes? What’s their purpose?

Where did cancer and aids come from? For that matter, all the other diseases that humans suffer from?

I think all we need to cure us of those ailments is here on earth. We just need to find it. And we won’t find it in a pharmaceutical.

It’s on or in the earth.

Why must bad things happen to good people?

Why does parts of the earth produce an abundance of food crops, and others not?

Why is there flooding here and drought there?

 I could go on and on. So many things I wish I knew the answers to.

God knows!

I have come the the realization that he won’t give us the information we ask for, until we are ready to understand it.

Sometimes, that means we have to learn from experience. And sometimes, that experience might be something we didn’t really want.

What kind of questions would you have if you were sitting on the front porch with God?