“Like Korah and company, we think we know who should be in power. In reality, however, we know oh, so little—as verified by the following newspaper article…
Suppose tomorrow is election day. It’s time to elect a new world leader—and your vote counts. Here are the choices: Candidate A consults with astrologers. He’s had two mistresses, chain smokes and drinks eight to ten martinis a day. Candidate B was kicked out of office twice, sleeps until noon, used opium in college, and drinks a quart of brandy every evening. Candidate C is a decorated war hero, a vegetarian, is monogamous, doesn’t smoke, and drinks only an occasional beer. Candidate A was FDR, Candidate B was Winston Churchill. Candidate C was Adolf Hitler.
If you’re not happy with your boss, your spouse, or your parents, you’ll not be happy with anyone because God in His sovereignty allowed the very situation in which you find yourself presently.
May we learn from the example of Korah. May we walk humbly.”
Today while walking around Ala Moana with the kids, Ky in a stroller & Hy walking, I came upon a man who looked as if he were yanking a woman by her neck (in a choke hold position) and there was a purse on the concrete near by. He was saying something like “Why you keep going back for your f-ing purse?”— My first reaction? Get the kids out of there. It was a secluded area, so there wasn’t much people around, and if you know the street level floor of Ala Moana, it’s not lit well in some parts. Another couple stopped before the area too and stared and I saw the man look at them asking “What the f- you looking at …” . I called 911, and kept thinking about the situation. I didn’t stay to see what happened and kept contemplating if it was the right decision to leave. Then I stepped back into reality— what if he had a knife or a gun or some other weapon?
My instinct was to protect my children, and that was most important.
Then I thought, What would I have done if I were alone and without the kids? Would I have said something? Would I have stayed or got more involved in the situation to try to help this woman? I’d like to say Yes, I believe I would do something, especially because criminal justice is the field I’d like to prosper in. But, that will be a mystery.
Even though I do not see nor understand, I know He has a plan. His will, His timing.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.