Why me God?

I am sure you have heard people say that.  You may have said it yourself.  If God were to answer I would bet He would say, "Because you are always saying why me." 

When God put people on this earth there were not many of them.  By the time Christ came along there were only a few hundred thousand.  People then had limited knowledge.  For one thing they did not live long so they did not have time to get real smart.  Another thing is that they did not need it because there was not a lot to know.  They only counted to 40 and if there were more than forty they just stopped at 40. 

Back then God could handle the load without much help.  He could hear the prayers and I am willing to bet he had some help.  He decided he needed big time help so he decided to have a son and train him in the business.  We all know what happened next. 

A little side bar here.  I know a lot of you still blame the Jews for killing Christ.  Remember Christ said, "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do." I wasn't there so I don't know if those are the exact words but I think that is close.  I am sure God did forgive them and I think we Christians should too.  After all I don't think anybody that was there is around now to persecute. 

Back to my story. 

As people started to multiply (luckily we did not have litters of kids) People had to get smarter.  God was finding it harder and harder to keep up with all of the prayers even with the help of his Son's buddies.

The first thing he had to do was cut down the calls for curing the sick so he gave some people the ability to find cures for the ill.  I don't know who came up with the title Doctor and frankly I don't care.  If God did not want us to go to doctors we would not have them. 

We then had people coming up with ideas to make things to help us do our thing.  This brought on the job.  Soon we had to have people to sell the things we made.  Then we needed stores.  Some time along here we needed money.  People had to count higher. 

Then we had to have time off from the jobs to rewind.  The vacation industry started.  The space programs brought in the PC's. Then I am here telling you this and if you go to my mall I will be selling you stuff. 

In two thousand years we went from a few hundred thousand people to billions.  Don't you think God would like us to cut the requests down?  If I need something I do not ask God.  I do it myself.  If I am sick I look inside and fight the illness and if needed I see the doctor.  If God did not want me to see a doctor he would not have put them here. 

When you are ill have faith in God but also have faith in yourself.  Fight within and you have a good chance to beat it.  Just say I am going to make it.  When things get real bad then it may be time to ask God for help and make your promises that if He helps you will be good.  Just remember if He cures you, you better not forget your promises because He sure won't. 

When it is time to go though, it's time.  Don't be afraid.  If you are basically good you will probably go to a better place and the pain will be gone.  Don't try to go before it is time because you will not go to a better place. 

I was at a party after a funeral.  One person said, “Be happy for her because she is in a better place.”  Another said she was bad and probably went straight to hell.  The first guy said that is a better place than where she was. 

In the future I plan to write more for this site.  Please come back and check it out again.  Even if I haven't changed anything you may find things you missed when you reread it.

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