Perplexing Times

The study series we’re doing in our Sunday School class right now is about the challenges of life and how they can cause us to grow and mature in our faith. One type of challenge is dealing with life events we just don’t understand. Why do some lives contain so much tragedy? Why do bad things happen to good people? Why do seemingly evil people prosper? These are questions most of us struggle with, and through that struggle we learn to trust God. The Bible tells us:

“For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.” 1 Corinthians 13:12

There is an old Southern Gospel song that addresses this issue. It says there are many thing we just won’t know until “Farther Along.” It has been recorded by many well known artists including Johnny Cash, Glenn Campbell, Elvis Presley. The version I like was done by Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt and Dolly Parton. I hope it strengthens your faith, and you enjoy it as I do. Follow the link below:

Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris (Trio) – Farther Along – YouTube

For another Dolly Parton song see:

God’s Coloring Book

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