Thanking God for the Good and the Evil

Immortality Road

It’s funny how my first Bible memory verse has stuck with me all these –what? Sixty-four years or so?

I Thessalonians 5: 18. I can still see my dear mother sitting down and reading it to me and helping me begin to memorize it. I can still see her loving hands gently placing the black leather Bible into my lap and pointing at the verse. “In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

As a six year old, I took this to mean, Be thankful for  your blessings; it is God’s will for me to be grateful. But now, all these years later, I see it much differently. “Everything” emerges as the key word now. Everything that happens, both good and bad, is the will of God, and we are to be thankful for both the “good” and the “bad.”

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About wayneman

After high school, Kenneth Wayne Hancock enlisted in the Army, serving in a MASH hospital in Quang Tri, Vietnam during the Tet Offensive of January 1968. When he got out of the Army, he settled in Concord, Calif. and married Linda. He was an everyday drug user for three years, playing in rock bands, and yet still searching for the truth and the meaning to life. It was there that it was shown to him that the old self had to die. This led to an amazing conversion to Christ that would lead them to a 14 year stint as full time missionaries to Mexico and Ecuador. He also went on an expedition to Mt. Ararat, Turkey, in search for Noah's Ark. He has appeared on television many times speaking of his experiences. He is the author of two books, "The Unveiling of the Sons of God" and "Yah Is Savior: The Road to Immortality." He has also published short fiction and poetry. He currently is an Adjunct Instructor at two universities.
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2 Responses to Thanking God for the Good and the Evil

  1. I do have a question. Since I know right I tend to be a wordsmith, and I hear questions all the time so I think God for… I even heard it on a well-known Christian television program. Actually, God says thank Him IN. Not for. I can’t in all good conscience thank Him for things like cancer, or the death of a loved one. Your thoughts?

    • ptl2010 says:

      The love of the Lord has shone through cancer to draw many a wandering soul to Himself, others lives have been cut rom this earth for a place where there will be no more tears and suffering. Even when we do not understand the reasons, we know that God has a plan for our good for each of us even before we were in our Mother.s womb. For that we can give Him thanks.

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