Tuesday, May 29, 2012

It's Not Fair

"It's not fair!"

My kids say that. A lot! But since I throw them under the proverbial bus many times, let me quickly add that I would probably say it a lot too if I hadn't been programmed by society to know that life is not fair.

But I did hear my kids use the 'fair' card in regards to the weather. That threw me for a second. I understand fair when talking about scoops of ice cream or who gets to sleep to current hits versus sleeping to Neil Diamond. I get it when it seems that the blame can be placed on a person. But the weather?

Not even the weatherman seems to be able to get the weather. For instance, the other day my wife and I turned the A/C off because the weather channel said the evening would drop into the 60's. Once we did, the breeze stopped and the temperature spiked back up to 130 degrees. Yeah, beautiful sleeping weather, especially if you like to stick to your sheets.

So how can fairness be a concern with the weather? Now there is Someone who has a claim to cry foul. Its God. And He did cry foul through many of His prophets. But today I'm thinking of Malachi. You can have your major prophets. When I want snarky and to the point, I'll go right to Malachi, who uses a question-answer style to make the Israelites sound really ignorant.

9 You are under a curse —your whole nation—because you are robbing me.10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. 11 I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not drop their fruit before it is ripe, ” says the Lord Almighty. 12 “Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land,” says the Lord Almighty. ~Malachi 3:9-12

Just look and see how God takes the focus and point it right back where it belongs. When the focus returns the fun will begin. It will happen by God because it's all about God. Oh, we get our nod, but don't lose sight of where it all begins.

What do you find unfair?

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