Sometimes after a tragedy, we hear the words “God is in control” or “the purpose of God.” What is God’s purpose of “taking home” a young girl killed by a drunken driver? What is God’s purpose in allowing a young mother to succumb to cancer leaving three small children at home? I honestly don’t know. Sometimes, God simply does not make sense. We must remember that the focus of the Christian hope derived from faith is not on this life, but on the next. Our physical life on earth is only temporary. What matters the most is where we will spend eternity.
Questions like these become very difficult, especially when they can become so personal. How does one comfort a grieving mother with the words “God is in control” when she has just lost a young daughter in a car… Read More
By nature, we are all anti-God. In fact, even people whom we respect and adore the most on earth have the capacity to do the greatest type of evil. So, why does God allow this world to continue in its present sinful condition?
God’s creation of the world was “risky” in that it involved him becoming human flesh and dying a horrible death on the cross. He loved the world so much that he was willing to take upon himself all the pain, rejection and the consequences sin produces so that we may receive an eternal relationship with him. Jesus died on the cross so humans could live eternally in the peace and joy of God (heaven).
I just got home from Wal-Mart where my wife and I bought a new 18-speed bicycle for my daughter.