Is God judging Haiti? After all, this is a country known for its witchcraft and child slavery. Did God finally zap them?
I had a college professor who once insinuated that God doesn’t do things like that. In the cafeteria of my Baptist college, students debated whether or not AIDS was God’s judgment on homosexuals. Some felt a loving God would not do such a thing. I pointed out that God once sent poisonous snakes as a wake up call to his children in the wilderness.
My professor was incredulous, “Do you think God actually did that?” he asked.
Or perhaps it’s like jasmine, or the way an orange orchard smells when the trees are blooming.
My son once asked me, “If you bounce a ball in Heaven, will it fall out?” What a great question! He took it for granted that sports are eternal.
Another time, my daughter and I were talking about friends who had recently passed away. “Mommy,” she said, “Heaven is the best place in the world, right?”