Two different points made on my first Warner post – PatientWitness writes:
Ironically enough, I think that if God had miraculously cured the elbow injury of a football player after not healing young Mitch last month, I might have ceased to believe or, at the very least, would have ceased to care for such a capricious Being.
Then Doug writes:
“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” Philippians 4:16
Do I think a quarterback’s arm is as important as AIDS, genocide, war, injustice or the GDP of Moldova? No. Is it wrong for Kurt Warner to pray for God’s intervention with what’s troubling him? No.
At the heart of this discussion are two things – first, the nature of God and second, the nature of our interaction with God (and vice versa)… you know, small topics.
I sympathize with PatientWitness. Had Warner been miraculously healed after watching Mitch die, it would have been trying to my faith as well. How would God allow such a thing to happen, let alone help direct it?
And yet I am also with Doug in believing that God cares for and has compassion for everyone at every time. There can’t be any prayer too small for God if there is to be any prayer to God.
For if we decide there are things too small then where do we draw the line?