Sometimes the obvious is not. I wish I could pass it off as an age thing; does not work. I hoped that I would be able to suggest that maturity was the difference; no luck. I even approached areas such as physical sight, mental acuity, and intellectual understanding; all with not one bit of success. The obvious is illusive even to the best.
I watched events unfold over the past few days that had a clear ending from the very thought of the first move.
What do you think the outcome would be if a mother of two daughters attacks an athletic sixteen-year-old boy playing with them using a plastic bottle of water? Is there any chance that he is going to get very wet? Can you imagine any scenario where she will emerge dry? Are more attacks going to help the mother’s cause? Are allies going to jump to her cause without even more water ending up on the protagonist?
How many requests does it take from a teenage daughter to persuade a father to set up a power washer so that she can wash a car for the first time on a sunny day? Does your answer change if the day is warm and sunny? What if she acknowledges that the only purpose of the power washer is to attack a younger friend?
Can you calculate the odds of a father letting his inexperienced daughters back out a manual shift fitted classic car out of the driveway with a Mercedes, BMW, Aston Martin, and a series of lamp poles and garage doors in sight? Perhaps, if there was only the old, well used, Volvo and VW home and each house had a hefty stone fence.
Sometimes it can only be said one way. “Listen, you idiots – learn good sense!” (Proverbs 8.5)
God gives you and I unlimited portions of total acceptance, love, forgiveness, mercy, and the mysterious combination called grace. It is obvious to God that His hands, ears, and arms are totally extended towards us with warmth and compassion.
God, let me see!