Letters to Tom — Events

Dear Tom:

On this day where I am in mourning the loss of the Sugar Bowl, I admit to some somber musing. I have never been one to believe that we accomplish much when we ask God to intervene in sporting events. I don’t think he causes fumbles, or helps one make a free throw. However, I do believe that God sometimes speaks through events. What do you think?

I have written you before about how the smell of honeysuckle or a young child’s smile can be the voice of God. Why should it be any less that God speaks when we read about great miracle or tragedy. The problem is knowing which event is part of the voice of God, and which isn’t. Just as difficult is what is God trying to say? If I were to try and express in my most thoughtful terms the meaning of what God is saying through the events in our lives I would fail as miserably as last night’s intercepted pass. Yet, I believes he speaks nonetheless, and he asks me to seek out that meaning in the events of my own experience.

So today I am sitting quietly, wearing mourning black, and trying to seek out meaning of events other than Razorback football.

Your Friend, Webb

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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