Why, God?

“And in despair I bowed my head;
‘There is no peace on earth,’ I said;
‘For hate is strong,
And mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!'”

I hope to never know the misery of those Connecticut parents now sitting in empty homes with empty hearts.  All day long, I’ve felt a mixture of sorrow and anger and hate, for all the good it did me.  I prayed, as all Christians should.  I’m praying now.  “Lord, be with them.  Mercy, Dear God.”

So, why did God allow it?  Why does God allow it?  He’s all-powerful, so the conclusion must be that He doesn’t want to stop such tragedies.  Does a God so seemingly callous deserve our worship?

“Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
‘God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The Wrong shall fail,
The Right prevail,
With peace on earth, good-will to men.'”

Our problem as humans is our temporal outlook.  We think that if things aren’t set right here on this earth, then they never will be.  Just because we don’t see God work according to our timetable doesn’t mean He’s not working at all.  The children who died today are now dancing in the presence of their Creator, free of all fear and sorrow.  They have an eternity of interesting and joyful work, discovery, and rest to look forward to now.  The poor soul who committed this atrocity has an eternity of inescapable shame, along with an infinity existing in a state of separation from his Creator–and from everyone else.  “Where’s the justice?”  Justice is being done right now, in the only realm that matters–the realm of God Almighty.  If you have not placed your trust in Jesus Christ, Who is the ultimate source of justice, then I urge you to do so posthaste.


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