“And they began to reason and to contend among themselves, saying:
That it is not reasonable that such a being as a Christ shall come; if so, and he be the Son of God, the Father of heaven and of earth, as it has been spoken, why will he not show himself unto us as well as unto them who shall be at Jerusalem?”
How often do we try to think like God? Do we set certain expectations of Him in order to believe in Him? How can I possibly know what He knows? He has the “big picture”. I only have my small view. Isn’t it like a child not understanding why her parents tell her not to run out into the street? From my childhood experience, it was fun to run down the slight slope of the driveway and then level off or go back up as I hit the street. But my parents could see the “big picture”. They knew what streets were used for. They could also visualize future danger for me. I did not have the experience, or the height, to “see” the future possibilities. I may have asked “why” and even received an answer. But, without the experience, I didn’t fully understand. I had to learn faith. Obedience was the safest path. If I call that “blind obedience”, would being hit by a car make me have more faith? I might be more obedient. But if I didn’t have faith that my parent’s had my best interest in mind, I bet I could also convince myself that they arranged for the car to hit me. My parents didn’t use that method of teaching and I don’t believe that God does either. There are natural consequences to our actions. We live in a mortal world. Sometimes bad things happen to good people and good things happen to bad people. But I can’t let that keep me from believing God and Christ and having faith that They have my best interest in mind. They know the “big picture”.