We can choose to follow our own whims or we can choose to adopt the will of an omniscient Father. turn my will over to God, and seek to do only that which is His will for me.
Equally confounding, at the end of the Six Days of Creation, we are told that God saw all that was done and "behold it was very good" (Genesis ). Still, young children get multiple sclerosis and earthquakes cause buildings to topple and crush the innocent.A wiser child would give the money to a parent and ask that it be put into some type of savings account where it can increase in value and be available in the future for things of real importance.Did the second child abrogate his prerogative of free choice by allowing the parent to decide how to invest the money? In fact, this was a choice, and a wise choice as well as a free choice.In this particular case, the Arabs won the battle -- to scare the Jews out of Jaffa -- but lost the war: The riots spurred Jewish settlement in neighboring Tel Aviv, which left Jaffa nearly devoid of Jewish commercial interests.Again in 1929, rioting caused Jews to leave Jaffa, and before long Tel Aviv had overshadowed Jaffa as Israel's main commercial center.He may indeed have several moments of merriment (although a stomach ache from indulging too heavily in confections is a possibility).