I was working on a website and Mr. Davis sat down across from me. We were listening to some jazz from yesteryear. I commented on the music and we instantly connected. I asked about the “dog tags” he wore around his neck. They were medical dog tags from the army. He had served 21 years and now had diabetes. To live, he shoots insulin and uses breathing machines at home. He says he lives with a variety of time bombs in his body. He is quite ok with the medical disabilities and uncertainty of the future.
He changed subjects on me and began telling me what was on his heart. It had nothing to do with the small talk I had started. I knew it was time to listen. He said it clouds up in the west and yet it rains in the east. God does that. Who are we to ask, “Why?” or understand how it happens? We are not God. Somethings are not meant to be understood. We are to believe in God and live life the best way we can.
Mr. Davis said he had 12 brothers and 3 sisters. He did not grow up with a dad. His momma did the best she could. He didn’t fault his dad. It is just the way it was. He said his heavenly Father was enough. He always had his needs met. He had no wants. He didn’t need to ask for stuff. If it was a need, it always showed up.
I think his Word was pointed at my questions, about healing and my headaches. Why does one get healed and another not? It is like the clouds in the east and rain in the west. Some things are not meant to be understood. It just happens…
I started to type in a note about the clouds and he immediately got up and left. It was as if he had delivered his message. Isn’t God good!
4 thoughts on ““Clouds in the East, yet rain in the West. Who am I to ask “Why?”~Mr. Davis”
Interesting. Just what I needed to hear right now. Mr. Davis’ word is still speaking. Thanks Archie.
So true, it’s encouraging to see and hear about people like Mr. Davis.
Aaron. so right! Thank you for the comment. Enjoy the day. Run with Christ!
Encounters like this feel like hugs from God 🙂