My husband Aaron is a landscaper and in my opinion a very talented one. In September 2011, he made the decision to leave his job working at a nursery to work for a landscaper in Westfield. Just last week, that landscaper laid Aaron off. Was it mistake for him to leave the job he had at the nursery? Why would God let this happen so close to Christmas? and at a time when medical benefits are crucial for both Ella and me?
Even as Christians, we question and doubt the Lord. We are still human beings with a sinful nature. You would think that after what I went through with Ella that my first instinct would be to trust. I didn't. I had about a 24 hour migraine laced pity party. I slept for 24 hours straight and woke up periodically to cry.
After that, I pulled it together and tried to review all of the challenges that God brought us through this year. Nothing is too difficult for Him. So we are waiting on the Lord to see what the plan will be. Is there something better for Aaron out there? Was the Lord protecting Aaron by removing him from a toxic boss?
I thought of a story that I heard right after 9/11. I don't remember who the author was so I can't give him credit. He was telling the story of what happened to him on that Tuesday morning. He started by saying that on 9/10, he was fired. He left his office in the Twin Towers devastated. He questioned God. Why would God let this happen to him? He was angry. Angry at his boss and angry at God.
He woke up Tuesday morning, September 11th and was still angry. He finally pulled himself out of bed and turned on the news just in time to watch an airplane crash into the window where he used to sit. He broke down immediately realizing that it should have been him. He got the answer to his question. God allowed him to be fired to save his life. God had a purpose for him. He was left on this earth for a reason.
It has been a week since Aaron was fired. We haven't seen the literal reason why Aaron was fired like the man on 9/11 did. Nonetheless, we know that there was purpose and reason behind it. We will try to patiently wait on the Lord.