Four-Eyes and God
I've spent a lot of time lately wondering why God does things. Or allows things. Or doesn't prevent things. Or whatever. No, I'm not tempted to stop believing in God, although I can see why atheism is a comfort to some. The thought of things happening by random acts of circumstance can be oddly comforting, especially when contrasted with the thought of an all-powerful Somebody who seems at times to be rather capricious in His allpowerfullness.
But, as it happens, I'm God's man through and through, as it were. So instead of covering my eyes and ears to God I just sort of look and say "wha?!?" a lot. It's become rather irksome, some of the things He seems to let slip by--like Lucy and Ethel at the candy conveyer belt.
Then the other day I woke up from a nap. I sleep with my dogs in the bedroom, one on either side of the bed. Our sleeping is a routine, and so is our getting up. They know what clothes I change into when I get out of bed, and wait patiently. And they also always wait by the door and watch for me to put on my glasses. That's the all-clear. Without the glasses it could be a bathroom trip, but once the glasses go on, they know we're leaving the bedroom.
They have no idea what the glasses are or what the glasses are for. The concepts of the things I need the glasses to do are beyond them. Reading? Driving? Looking at a clock? All mundane circumstances to me, mysterious to them. They see me put on the glasses. They know that the glasses are a part of me and affect all my actions. But they don't understand why.
And, seriously, last Thursday when I put my glasses on and looked at my dog looking at me I realised that God was using that insane white fluff ball to attempt to explain something to me. I see Him doing things--things that are the tip of the iceberg, that have a farther-reaching effect than I can even comprehend. So now, with all these life things bugging me of late I've just been telling myself that God is putting on His glasses. And maybe when I leave this room I'll understand more, even if I don't ever get the whole thing down.