God is all knowing and all present. We lack understanding and think we know when we really don’t. Why did Jesus have to die? Jesus is God and He knows what He is doing. Why should a man die for the sins of another? Why suffer when God has promised us an abundant life? Some of the things that happen to us do not make sense. No one understands what I am going through is a frequent thought we have. We think we are unique to our problems. Yet God understands our situation. He is the only one who understands and can get us out of the mess we are in. We can then share the message with others. We know all about everything but we lack understanding. Knowing is not understanding. We read a lot and we see a lot but still lack understanding. We can read the word of God but still not understand. Jesus spent three and a half years with His disciples to get them to understand. When they understood He was prepared to leave them to finish the job of sharing the good news of His death and resurrection. Yet they did not understand till they were filled with the Holy Spirit. Peter denied him three times before His death. How much do we understand and think we know when we really don’t? When we come to God He will reveal to us Himself. In Him we understand that all things work for good to those who love God and who are called to fulfil His purpose. He has an assignment for each one of us. When we are fulfilling His call then we do not have to question His purpose. He is in control and He will fulfil His purpose. His purpose is that we become like His Son, Jesus. We may think we have a job to do but His purpose is to make us like His Son. Now we understand because we know Him as our Father. We thank Him for all things that have happened, good and not so good in our lives because we know He knows best.