At the dentist today I got my gums poked by that sharp metal thing they use - you know.
And it really got me thinking.
I don't know why I thought this, but it just popped into my head, Hmm, why did God have that happen? Now I was hardly upset about it, of course, but I did suddenly wonder why it happened. Usually things have a purpose, you know - in fact, I believe everything does. God is sovereign, and everything happens according to his will, or plan.
So why on earth was it in God's plan that she poke my gums? Again, not because I wished it didn't happen, because I honestly didn't care, but just because it's curious to think about.
My mom said God just "lets" things happen like that - as if they're too small concerns for him to worry about. I guess that's kind of true... but yet, God is God, not a human. Maybe he does care about said small concerns. He is in perfect control of of everything. Including my trip to the dentist. He could've made it go perfectly painless, but he didn't.
Why not? I really, really wonder. In fact - why even make gums with nerves? What difference could it make?
Honestly - I can't imagine any possible influence on the course of events from my gums being poked. Why? The way God works puzzles me very much.
If anyone has an answer I'd love to hear it. Then again... I might just have answered my own question. It did influence the course of events --
I wrote a blog post about it!