Summary: Standing in front of this two coffins, we cannot ask ourselves questions. Questions, with loud voice, whispering or in silence. And the shortest the question, the harder the answer. 1 - The first question: WHY? 2- The second big question: What does God
Questions in front of two coffins – by Ovidiu Radulescu
Two brothers, teenagers, killed in an accident...
Standing in front of this two coffins, we cannot ask ourselves questions. Questions, with loud voice, whispering or in silence. And the shortest the question, the harder the answer.
1 - The first question: WHY?
Why such tragedies? We use to say that the Bible is a sacred bookthat does’nt contain human wisdom only, but God’s wisdom. It answers to a lot of questions and challanges.But it seems to have no answer to this question. It hesitates to give us a direct and clear answer.
If God knew that it would have been to our best, he would have given to us an answer.
Let us think to Job, the perfect suffering example of the Old Testament. In a single day only he looses everything. He looses possession, health, family (ten children), his wife rejected him, his righteous name is debated and even his best friends accuse him.
The whole book of Job is full of questions. And Job repeatedly asks:
Finally, everybody shots downs. They finished all their words and they reach the “end of wisdom” or the end of human foolishness. 37 chapters of words and human questions.
Finally, at the very end God speaks. He answers to the challenge. The last four chapters are God’s words. We anxiously expect to see the solution, to hear the answer. Because he is the one who knows everything.
But God doesn’t give any expected answer. Instead, he comes up with another set of questions. It seems to be no more questions but now they are some other ones. Job is questioned like a first grade student. He is asked about the basic laws of nature, physics, astronomy, mathematics, ecology, zoology, and then:
-Do you understand all of these?
And Job shuts down his mouth.
What does he say right after this? Job says: “Yes, now I know!”
What he did he understand?
-Job, do you understand how this Univers is ruled, how does it function like a huge clock machine with bilions of wheels and parts?
-No Lord, I don’t.
-But Job, do they work perfectly?
-Yes Lord, they do.
-Job, is it possible everything to work perfectly without your understanding?
-Who does rule them?
-O Lord, everything is in your hand.
-Job, if take care of this whole Univers, from the basic cell upt to the megagalaxies without your understanding, could you trust me? Don’t you believe that your life which is like a drop in this ocean, can be ruled by my power even if you don’t understand it?
And now Job is satisfied. Now he is confident, having a new perspective of life. So do we.
2- The second big question: What does God do? Why is God silent when we expect him to act?
The women, the dragon and the Child : three major figures. If the dragon is the symbol of Satan, then the child is the symbol of Jesus and his followers, including Lucian and Andrei Bencea.