On any given day someone somewhere is screaming for joy. At that same moment, someone somewhere is screaming in pain. A baby is born. A person dies. Someone cries over loss. Someone cries over excess. People heal. People get sick. Some are rich. Some are poor. Some are hungry. Some are full. Some are fat. Some are skinny. We are young. We are old.
Life is not fair. Some live too long and die alone. Some die too young and cause many to morn. Why?
We plan. We work. We save. We study, learn, grow, exercise, We try to do things right. Does it help? The wicked prosper and the good fall. One man runs a marathon and falls to a bad heart. One man drinks and smokes and watches the man run to his death.
We fall. We cry. We stand and clean our wounds. Life slows for a time while we heal but life goes on. Scars remain but the pain goes. We remember. We forgive. Sometimes. We judge. We accept. We evolve. Do we?
Life is not fair. Tears fall. Some cry until they have no tears. Can we laugh when we know others cry? How do we stand when we are broken?
Psalms 10:12 Arise, Lord! Lift up your hand, O God.
Do not forget the helpless.
13 Why does the wicked man revile God?
Why does he say to himself,
“He won’t call me to account”?
14 But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted;
you consider their grief and take it in hand.
The victims commit themselves to you;
you are the helper of the fatherless.