Brenda’s Blog – April 24, 2018
“God is not a meanie.”
Phoebe Fair was four years old with cancer which soon took her precious young life. Her faith was mature and pure. Her trust in God ministered to all who knew her. But even more than that, her faith stretched world-wide as the story spread. As a member of the Zig Ziglar family, Phoebe’s platform for her witness went “to the uttermost parts of the earth.”
Even more significant than her reach was the profound knowledge of the Most High. He wasn’t a far away, impersonal force. He was her very special Abba… Father. And her relationship showed everyone around her the reality which takes a lifetime to achieve. In her short life, she walked and talked with God… and taught us all what that could be. She knew Jesus loved her – and she loved Him back.
What would you say about who God is? Would multi-syllabic theological terms be your go to? Would question marks fill your mind?
Theology is the study of the nature and character of God. Phoebe was a theologian of the highest order. My brother asked my Dad at the end of his life, “If you only had one more talk to give, what would be your topic? “ Dad answered, “The nature of God and the nature of man.” Dad taught us a correct understanding of each allowed life to make sense.
There are times when we doubt the goodness of God. We question His processes and wonder about the outcomes which we see (or more often don’t see). When those gray days come perhaps we can reflect on sweet little Phoebe who is enjoying the eternal presence of the God she loved and trusted and say, “God is not a meanie.” He is a working God who has it all under control and shows us His love through Christ Jesus. We can pray for child-like to love Him completely.