I just returned from the hospital.
A forty four year old dying of cancer, on their last day on earth.
And a patient from one of the prisons here in town who, if you can tell anything by the size of one's guards, has done something really bad.
And I leave thinking again how hugely unfair life is.
I get to live, probably (Hopefully) past my 44th year, and this person doesn't.And the inmate gets good hospital care, but what of the victims of his story?
Life isn't fair. You know it isn't because you spent years telling your kids that.
And it isn't.
But the hope I used to cling to was that there was some heavenly leveller out there in Glory, where all injustices would be addressed.
But I'm not too sure it's like that.
I mean, there are rewards and awards mentioned in scripture, yes I agree.
But what about these injustices?
Maybe there will just be comfort, and no more pain from the injustices we face here in this world.
Cause let's face it, if God ever got to giving us what we deserve, the last thing I would deserve is a better seat in heaven, or some cool toys or more stuff or more happiness.
I'd probably deserve something a lot less than I have right now even.
Because I would have been in a one on one race with Adam to try that fruit out.
Nope, life isn't fair, and it's not even fair that it isn't fair.
But heaven isn't fair either.
Because God doesn't treat us how we deserve. He treats us better.
And it's good. And worthy of hope.
And it's something to look forward to, and get ready for.
So, on this unfair Sunday afternoon, take a few moments to consider your future.
Let God lavish some love on you, unfairly give you more than you deserve.
And say "Yes" to his overwhelming, unfair love.
Life won't be more fair, but that's ok too, because then it simply won't matter as much. You will already have moved into His comfort.