A few days ago when I took a speaking test, I had a toothache. Firstly I thought it’s caused by a hormonal change during my period, as what usually happen. However, this time the hurt still until few days later. Being curious about the ache, I looked inside my mouth using a torch application in my cellphone. I was surprised to find that my molar tooth was growing. Then suddenly I realized that some pains are allowed to happen for good reasons-which we didn’t see often.
If my gum didn’t swell, if I didn’t experience the pain..my teeth wouldn’t grow completely. After knowing this, I became mode tolerable of the pain because I knew that this pain happened for a good reason.
Today’s Gospel is about Thomas’s unbelief. Although Jesus finally did let him touch His wounds, Jesus said “Have you come to believe because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.” (John 20:29)
So often in our life we lose our faith that God is good. We complained about our pain, our afflictions, our sickness, and many other things. We keep complaining until we lose our joy. We might have been praying for a long time but God seems to keep silent. Apparently God let those pain happen to us, God wanted us to suffer those pain.
I haven’t born any children, but I know that a mother who are giving birth of her child do feel hurt. The long lasting contractions often be a nightmare for conceiving mother. However, it’s amazing that mothers bear those pain to give birth their children safely. A mother doesn’t refuse the pain even though she know it’ll make her suffer for a moment.
It’s an example of an allowable pain. We often forget that God has a plan for our lives and that God’s plan is always the best one. Maybe God let us to experience some hard feelings, serious illness, and broken relationships just to make us grow better. There will be no growth without sacrifices.
My dear friends, when painful things happen to us, pray that God may show us the higher purpose of those pains. However, whether we can see God’s beautiful plan through our pain or not, just believe that everything happens for a good reason, for blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.
Have a great week! God bless you.😊