Why pain and suffering, I wonder...
Isn’t there another way to learn
the lessons of living and dying?
Nature shows the way of survival
of the fittest among God’s creatures.
Even God suffered pain and death
at Gethsemane and Calvary
to show the way back to heaven
for man-His supreme creation..
What curriculum would I devise
to teach of patience and faith?
Not an easy life with no problems,
that wouldn’t do at all.
Forced compliance with principles
would not be a test, only agency
with opportunity to follow freely
or ignore would do, with consequences.
So, I go forward hesitantly, stumbling,
asking for strength-not knowing
what will come. Trusting in His plan
and one day understanding why.