Originally posted by twhitehead
It seems like a plausible explanation because it at face value it appears to make sense. But if you think about if for a moment it starts to get complicated. If Gods goal was to help the woman then why didn't he simply talk directly to her? Why go through the cartwheel shenanigans? Why does he only do it for some people and not others? (there are a lot of ...[text shortened]... ave to admit that your belief that you got the original answer correct is just plain conceited.
Q-If Gods goal was to help the woman then why didn't he simply talk directly to her?
A--Maybe she was not able to hear him in the sense that when people are in spiritual darkness or depression it can be hard enough for them to connect with their own thoughts and feelings let alone hear God. She was probably quite disturbed and it might have been unconstructive for her to hear and internal voice from God or something. The cartwheel thing seems more simple and convincing. BUT the simplest answer is that that was what she asked for (LOL)
Q- Why go through the cartwheel shenanigans?
A- That was what she prayed for in the end. We are all individuals , and that cartwheel obviously meant something to her. It was also an unlikely event , so it would have been quite hard for her to dismiss and probably just what she needed at that time (as the weeping and later conversion evidenced). People that disturbed and depressed often are very detached from their sense of humour and get very intense and serious , so something like a cartwheel could have been very appropriate. Humour can be very powerful.
Q- Why does he only do it for some people and not others? (there are a lot of suicides you know).
A- God is most definitely itching to help anyone in that situation but Hmmm ...let's think...could it be something to do the person asking or reaching out for God (whilst some don't) ...the woman freely chose to reach out for God . God (being true to his word- seek and you shall find) responded.
Now I want you to think about how although my answers may not be agreeable to you they are at least plausible . Also notice how hearing about an event like this seems to have brought out an ultra cynical streak in you all of a sudden as if you need to squash , ridicule and dismiis this event as soon as you can. You even missed the very answer to some of your own questions!! (ie God produced a cartwheel because the woman prayed for one)