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Abby Muys-Wolf Is Amazing IV: The Logical And Amazing Rationale!

December 30, 2012

Out in the open wisdom calls aloud, she raises her voice in the public square; on top of the wall she cries out, at the city gate she makes her speech,

“How long will you who are simple love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge? (Proverbs 1:20)

Read part three here.

Even after I became a Christian I thought of Abby and her tumor a lot. Even though I’d read several Christian articles and a bunch of information on why bad things happen to good people (read the book and a million other free resources. They take three clicks to find. Don’t let this be one of the trivial things you hang your hat on in order to keep the illusion of your intellect and ego intact) but none of them quite fit this situation right. So I decided that I’d ask her to rationalize it in person when we met to discuss the fund raiser.

So I get to her modest house in Tinley Park, which her husband Mike’s doing some work on.  I walk in, lay eyes on her and she weighs nothing! She’s as pale as a ghost and struggles to get off the couch. She has a big smile on her face and she gives me a hug through her giggles, which are apparently due to her being as happy to see me, as I am she. I’m not fazed by the happiness and joy emanating from her in this situation because it’s been like this since I would tell her that the thing bringing her this joy and comfort was a crutch, a figment of her imagination, a psychological impairment.

So we start chatting and I’m finally ready to pose the big question to her that’s been burning a hole in my brain for years. The one I now think I’m ready to hear the answer to thanks to Jesus Christ. So I say in my normal straight to the point, emotionless, logical, rational tone “How do you rationalize why GOD would allow you to have a brain tumor when you’ve been saved for years?” She begins to remind me of how Mike and I used to marvel at her attitude, joy and temperament through all this. How I’d ask her “how can you be so happy after just getting radiation?” Just to ignore the answer that my ego and insecurity about my intellect didn’t want to hear. She then tells me that it happens to her everyday, by friends, coworkers, strangers, everyone and it’s been happening for all the years she’s been dealing with this.  She then tells me that she’s been answering the same way since the beginning, by saying, “It’s The Holy Spirit, it’s Jesus Christ, The Great Comforter.”

After going to a Christian Apologetics Conference (please Google it!) about a month ago, filled with the most scientific, rational, intelligent, philosophical, theologians in the world, they were about to be blown away as Abby started explaining GOD’S logic to me.  She says that every time someone asks her how she can be so happy and she responds by giving proper credit to the Holy Spirit, GOD is glorified. I sit there stunned by her answer, on the verge of tears, out of momentary emotional confusion, I’m not sure who’s more awesome GOD or Abby.

After I compose myself and get my head on straight again, we chat for a bit more when all of the sudden I hear the most annoying noise coming from the kitchen. She responds by saying “ugh, it’s the stove this happens all the time”.  As she’s dragging herself off the couch, barely able to walk to go turn it off, I tell her  “I got it” and she responds, “it’s ok, it’s tricky”. She gets in the kitchen and after a minute or so the noise stops. She takes about two wobbly steps towards me and the noise is back. Now this girl who looks like she’s going to fall over is laughing her head off and giggling about how she can’t figure it out. Tears begin to well up in my eyes again (as they are while I write this) as I begin to see that GOD is doing this on purpose to give me one more first hand dose of her awesomeness and the awesomeness He’s doing in her life. This is the GOD you ignore, or worse yet, don’t take seriously!

To be continued again… Thanks for reading!

   Whoever corrects a mocker invites insults;

     whoever rebukes the wicked incurs abuse.

    Do not rebuke mockers or they will hate you;

     rebuke the wise and they will love you.

   Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still;

     teach the righteous and they will add to their learning.

  (Proverbs 9:7-9)

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