The race is not to the swiftest
Or favour indeed to the wise
Or riches to men of understanding
But time and chance happen to them all. Ecc 9:11
“A poor man’s field may produce abundant food, but injustice sweeps it away.”
As I follow today’s news, I note that David Cameron and the Tories (whom I did not vote for) but who got the most votes might in fact not get to form the government.
The losers may get to form a coalition government.
Unfairness, injustice, I have experienced them. As almost everyone has.
But I truly believe that a deeper fairness runs through things. That God is shaping all things well, using even the darkness and unfairness to craft a gorgeous, iridescent piece of pottery.
That we see just an act, and declare, honestly, “It’s not fair.”
But we do not yet see how the whole play is going to end, and what beauties of character or circumstance or plot-twists will be worked out from this current bit of blackness.
God, the playwright, is writing a splendid story in our lives, weaving even our weaknesses into his astonishing plot!