October 1, 2017 will be another date that we will remember, not because something great happened, but because something awful happened. A deranged man armed to the teeth opened fire from a hotel window in Las Vegas on a peaceful and joyous crowd, whose only crime was to have fun and listen to their favorite artists.
Every time that we witness or hear something like this, the first thing that comes to our minds is, “Where was God?” or “Why God allowed that to happen?” Some of us would dare to go a little bit farther and say: “God is not fair!” On the other hand people think that they can do all those terrible things, destroy lives, families, hopes and dreams without facing a final justice. They are absolutely wrong.
When we come to The Book of Revelation we learn with the apostle John that the second thing that he saw in Heaven was God’s Justice. This are how John describes that for us: “At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it. Revelation 4:2.”Later he has this to say in verse 8: “Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under his wings. Day and night they never stop saying: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.”
In Heaven we will understand things that now we cannot put together. We will see that God was Just, not only some times, but always. Let me share with you what that means.
A – It Means Righteousness
That justice means Righteousness. God is a righteous God. Everything that God does is right. We will be able to understand that. Even about things in our life that we did not understand why it happened, we will be able to accept that God was right, His actions were right and He was just and fair. We will be able to recognize righteousness even in the case we don’t see some people in Heaven who we expected to be there. We will be able to accept that God is right.
B – It Means Trustfulness
The second meaning of justice is trustfulness. I can trust in God because I know that He is powerful, just, righteous, and fair. I will be able to trust in His justice. I will be able to accept that those decisions that He made were the best and the right ones. We will be able to see His justice with different eyes. Our trust in Him will enable us to accept His acts and His justice.
C – It Means Finality
The last meaning of God’s Justice is its Finality. In Heaven we will realize that what was done is done, and it is over. We will put aside all the questions that we have against His justice, or our feeling that He was unjust. We will be able to realize that God has the final word, and what He decides is right and just. We will not feel bad, sad, or disappointed. We just will recognize and know that God is God, He is seated on the throne of Heaven, and He controls everything all the time.
Sometimes, circumstances happen in our lives that have the ability to shake that knowledge and trust that God is still in control. John with his experience is trying to help us to understand that our God is a Just and Righteous God, no matter what happens.
Have a blessed week,