B.J. Webb, Jr. was a high school junior at Wisconsin Lutheran High School in Milwaukee, WI. Earlier this year B.J. was in an automobile accident that eventually took his life. He died on May 23rd. His principal described him as a good academic student and a talented athlete. But now this young, christian man has been taken from this world even before he finished high school. It doesn’t seem fair, does it?
Several weeks before he died B.J. had an opportunity to talk about what he thought was fair. As an English class assignment he was asked to respond to the statement “Fair is whatever God wants to do.” Please read his response. It is a testimony to his faith and a good reminder for us.
I think that this quote is a very true statement because even though at times we may not like what God allows to happen to us and we think that he is mad at us or trying to punish us, we have to remember that God is in control and that he has our best interest in mind. So we have no right to tell God what is fair or unfair because he is in control and has the power to do anything he wants, for God gives but he can also take away. Who are we to say we are being treated unfairly when God sent his one and only Son to come from heaven to earth, to be humiliated and ridiculed by us and to finally suffer and die on a cross when He had never done anything wrong in His life. So I think that if anyone knows what is fair or unfair it is God. It is unfair for us as sinners to even be able to pray and give praise to God because we are so unworthy, but it is his unending love and amazing grace that allows us to have the privilege of claiming Him as our God. So I think it is true that “Fair is whatever God wants to do.” -B.J. Webb, Jr.
In the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord,