Recently on Facebook I noticed someone shared, from the GodVine page, a photo of a little girl leaning with her back against a building and with her face hidden by her hair as her head hung low. It was dark and raining. Below the photo was an unidentified quote that read, “Do not judge, you never know what storm I’ve asked her to walk through” – God.
I thought to myself, who could not look at this photo and have compassion spill over in their hearts. The quote may satisfy some and they may go about their way. For others, questions continue to abound such as, “What happened to this little girl?” Or “How does God ask this little girl to walk through a storm and yet not another who has loving parents and is taking ballet lessons?” Storms as we know can come in various forms -Addiction, abuse, poverty, physical malformation, just to name a few.
Possibly Shakespeare was trying to tell us something. Is life truly a stage where we can wear various costumes in many different plays one after the other? And, all the while the larger part of our soul remains in heaven with God? Are these our timelines and is that just one lifetime for this little girl in the photo? If looking at life through only a human’s eyes, life seems so unfair. In light of this, if it is indeed true, can the ego ever really know enough to judge?
Yes, I do believe Shakespeare knew much more than he could share with these words …”All the world is a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” Would it help to understand more, if there is more to understand?
Proverbs 4:7, “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore, get wisdom; and with all thy getting, get understanding.”