So many times in life we find ourselves standing in the middle of a conflict, being asked to pick a side. I like to maintain peace and take the middle ground…to hold hands instead of going head-to-head with side picking.
Sometimes, however, it’s impossible to stay in that peaceful place.
When taking a position on any serious topic, most people believe that their decision is based on fact. In reality, picking a side can be as random as putting on a blindfold, spinning in a circle, and doing the ol’ Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe routine.
That got me thinking….how does God pick sides? That might seem like a silly question because the easy answer is that God always selects the correct side. So, let’s toss out a difficult question to God…because we can do that here in blog land. Cue the heavenly angelic harp music….
In war, both sides ask for your help. Which side will you help and why?
Stop the music. Interesting question, isn’t it?
I don’t have a hotline to God’s throne so I couldn’t get a direct answer (drat!). The below reflects my opinion and imagination about what God would say.
God does not pick sides. He helps every person individually, giving each person exactly what he or she needs to reach heaven. If a person rejects that help, for example by being a terrorist or murderer, then they no longer have God’s help…not because God took it away, but because they rejected it.
Although wars usually have only two “sides” (and sometimes more), God is interested not in “sides” but in the individual people involved. He is watching each and every single soldier and civilian involved in this war, regardless of which “side” they are on, and offering love and assistance to each person there.
The question should not be “which side is God on?” Instead, the better question should be “who is on God’s side?”
When standing in the middle of a conflict, how do you chose which side to take?
Have a WONDERFUL week!
For everyone who submitted a suggestion for The Beating of the UNs, thank you so much! The collection of ideas is AWESOME and we created it together, which is a double dose of awesomeness! I’ll soon be posting a separate page to keep track of the 12 tasks and providing updates as these tasks progress and complete. Stay tuned…