I wonder at the ways of God, for His ways are not like our ways — His ways are above our ways, as heaven is above the earth. [see Isaiah 55:8-9] It is perhaps thus that He spoke in riddles to the prophets, for the understanding of man could perhaps only see things as mystery that are perfectly clear seen from above. And perhaps it is not ours, not in this life, ever to understand some of the things that happen, some of the reasons — reasons above our reasons. I think I wonder at these things as like a child reaching up to the stars, for as a child, they seemed so near, only just beyond my grasp. And like the stars so distant, perhaps it will never be ours, not even in the next life, to understand the grander things of this design. For this child grew and understood just how far, far away those stars were that he reached for. Even in the next life, when we are told why, it may be understanding as we who are below gaze at the stars on high: to watch them twinkle from afar, not ever to feel the fires that burn within them. For such fires, I think, are the ways of God like.