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The real red bus exists for us all, and this truth was reinforced to me with the tragic death of my father in law who was killed after not seeing a 4x4 moving at 100kph.
Things are the truth or not. God exists or not,... it’s like saying I don't believe in food and what it can do for us, sure the taste is relative and subjective but not the function or the form. Air is real even though we couldn’t prove its existence for many millions of years...
... but then again some of us still believe the Moon Landing 40 years ago was not real J
Yip that’s right I have it the right way round.... interesting how many people have a view of the way world should be that makes only sense one way, but could not possibly be the other way as well and this is one of those statements that I want to turn on its end....
Karma, I hear many people saying “nasty people they’ll reap their karma”, well if that’s true then why are there sooo many happy nasty people before we even explore other issue of just how nasty do we have to be to reap this thing called bad karma?
What a load of illogical rubbish, might make us feel good when we have been ripped off or aggrieved but it makes no logical sense. Here is how...
The world has a set of rules for everything that most legitimate scientists agree exist, rules like gravity, laws of physics or of natural selection and chemistry. We can manipulate some these laws, like the law of gravity with the science of flying, but we cannot change and / or eradicate these laws. Therefore these laws operate automatically and amorally, in other words they don't work for some people and then not others, they may have been intelligently created but they are not capable of intellect. If they did work for some and not others then we’d be living in an uncertain world (something that is sharp for me would be blunt for you ...yeah right!) or a bit like the claimed law of attraction another fancy story to validate our good luck.... (Wow bet that sentence gets some attention... another blog)
This answers the actual question of why Bad things happen to good people, the laws of the universe operate in a certain and constant manner no matter who you are, God created the Universe therefore we could blame him, but then we would have to recognise him and thank him for all the great things that happen to us as well... you can’t have it just one way!
Alan was one such person on this earth, devoting his life to the service of God and the communities he lived, raised a family of seven, sacrificing personal financial gain to secure their future a wonderfully giving person. But the laws of physics demand that if you intersect a moving mass then the inevitable will happen and tragically this happened, and as Christians we live in the peace that he is home with GodJ.
Yeah we all know this as true, but just how many of us actually live this way?...do we catch ourselves saying “its only for awee while” “When I do this...” “Once we ...”
... let’s face it they are excuses and they all live in tomorrow and not for today, the lesson myself and Joey learnt with Alan passing, was "in a moment your life can cease to existand there may be no tomorrow!"
If there was anything I admired about Alan and Marian was the way they LIVED their lives, they’ve raised the family they wanted, served the community they way they felt they should, worked in the jobs they felt they were created for and always had time for hobbies and past times.
So when Alan passed as much was there was sadness there was huge celebration and recognition of his life. 7 children all with tertiary degrees, 9 grandchildren (all perfect of course) 2 degrees in maths and chemistry a PHD in Theology, a loving marriage, Pastored 4 communities and ran 10 Keplers (70k mountain runs)
The benefit was a peaceful existence content with life ... can you honestly say that about your life... I hope you can, if not what can you do differently...
Being fresh back from burying my father in Law, whom died suddenly in a cycling accident we as close family and friends also hit head on the realities of life, there were many deep discussions had that I would like to share with you
I’ll delve into each deeper in later blog posts buts here’s the list (Don't’ be surprised if they are not new to you)
1.No Regrets, be a complete person in everything!
2.Why good things happen to bad people (yip I got it the right way)