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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Uncles/Aunts (04/17/08)

TITLE: God at Work
By Larry Whittington
04/23/08


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I am an Uncle

I am an uncle. This means I have either a brother or sister with a child or my wife has a brother or sister with a child.

But what might this mean in the world around me?

It might only mean that God has blessed me or my wife with a brother or sister who has a child. But Ė it could mean more that this.

This could be an example of Godís choice and Godís will. It is Godís will for some couples to have children and some couples not to have children. Bible examples point this out. Some women in the Bible have prayed and have change Godís will so they did have children when at first it seemed it was Godís will that they not have children.

Science seems to be messing with Godís will these days. Today, couples may seek out ďscientific methodsĒ in order to have children without going through prayer. Is there a reason from God for a couple not being able to have a child? This should be addressed first. If God says, ďThis couple should not have a childĒ, would it be good or right to go against what God says? I think not if there was no prayer and searching for Godís reasoning first.

Todayís use of scientific methods gives each of us a way around God. We donít have to trust God or have faith in Godís judgments. Today we can go around Godís back and say, ďI donít care what you think, God, I am going to have it my way.Ē

Scientific methods are good if used along with a trust in Godís judgment. Let each of us be careful to have faith in Godís judgment and if we think differently use prayer first to change Godís will in a matter.


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Dee Yoder 04/24/08
Often couples, who are Christians, do spend many years in prayer and in tears as they struggle with their inability to have children. When they turn to science, I believe God is happy they have made use of the knowledge He created and is glad they are blessed with children as a result. Thanks for sharing your point of view in this entry. God bless your writing.
William Stevenson04/25/08
You raise some complex theological questions here and will probably raise many eyebrows. Is there really conflict between scientific progress and God's will? Can we change God's will through prayer? or was the outcome God's will anyway? I love it. Keep writing.
Jae Blakney04/29/08
Nice food for thought. I liked that you mentioned that there's nothing wrong with scientific methods as long as they don't replace faith. Sorry, I'm loosely paraphrasing here. I think it could be improved with an illustration, whether true or fictional, that brings the reader's heart into the piece along with his or her head.