My Answer to her question

Published 12:33 pm Wednesday, February 7, 2018

It is 5 a.m. Wednesday morning and my mind is racing a mile a minute. Someone asked me a question that really got me thinking. She said, “You are always talking about having an Angel watch over you so how come Jesus and your Angel didn’t prevent you from getting cancer?” Hmmmm, now that’s a good question.

I told her that I believe Jesus did not give me cancer nor did He try to prevent me from getting it. I told her that life happens to people regardless of who they are or what they are. It doesn’t matter if they are good or bad, young or old, rich or poor, a believer or a nonbeliever.

I have known great people in my life that passed away or had sad things happen to them or those who meant the world to them. These things didn’t happen because God was mad at them or wanted to punish them, it was simply that life happens. It happens to the just and to the unjust and a lot of times it leaves us scratching our heads wondering why and asking if we did something wrong.

Isaiah 55:8-9 says, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

As God says, His thoughts are not like our thoughts so who knows why things we perceive to be bad, sad, hurtful, and evil take place. I don’t profess to have answers to these questions but I do know that through it all, no matter what you are going through, if you just hold on, God will provide you comfort. He will place people/angels in your path to give you the strength to make it through, and He will continue to love you.

God is an Awesome God. Throughout everything that happened to me, I still praised Him, I still worshipped Him and I still acknowledge Him as my Lord and Savior. I still love Him and trust Him and I still choose to sing it to the Highest. Be Bless In Jesus Name.

Mary Simmons is a columnist for the Kenbridge-Victoria Dispatch. She can be reached at