Heather Belletete (26 July 2010)
"Need Your Opinion on Something"
I have been thinking about
something for awhile now and I wanted to bounce it around to see what
your thoughts are. I have been struggling with things that are
revealed to people and what that means. I always thought it was
weird that some things just seem too deep for me and other things that
seem so simple other people have such a hard time with. I have
been praying about the "pagan" holiday celebrations trying to find the
right way to tell my kids and I have been beating myself up because a
dove mentioned that she always hated the Christmas tree but didn't know
why. I never had those feelings. It never even occurred to
me to feel any way about the Christmas tree. I love Christmas and
it is my favorite time of year. I decorate the house right after
Halloween and play Christmas songs for two months!
know that my mom prayed and read scripture everyday. She was a
good Christian woman and even though we did Santa, we grew up knowing
Jesus' role in everything and why we celebrate, I do the same things
with my kids. It came as such a shock to hear that I was mixing
the things of God with pagan things because I had never entertained
that idea EVER! I got to wondering why I didn't, it seems so
simple and yet I never even thought about it.
that got me thinking, why do some people have these feelings and others
don't? If we all are praying and studying and trying to learn the
things of God, then why do some people get revelations about things
(this is anything that has to do with God, clearly not just the holiday
discussion, but EVERYTHING) that seem so important to know and others
don't get the same message?
Could it be that maybe just as there
are levels to Heaven, that maybe there might be levels to people's
ability to see. Maybe God never planned on having all of his
people know all of his ways and some are just destined to never know
some things. I don't know and I really would like to know, so
what do you all think?
I don't doubt for a second that my
mom is in Heaven, but I know she also didn't ever really think about
some of the things that have been revealed to me. I can remember
trying to talk with her about some things close to her death and she
just looked at me like I was crazy, even though she knew the Bible
better than most people I know.
Why, why, why?