Beautiful Tuesday morning, woke up feeling great. I had my day all planned out. I decided to make a pit stop on social media while I sip my coffee. All the inspirational quotes, friends and family updates, funny pictures, as I scroll down the news about a beautiful soul, high school acquaintance of many years gone to heaven, left behind a beautiful wife and two wonderful kids. A rush of sadness went through my body and immediate gone blank with only two questions how and why?
For many years those two question dangle in my mind when theirs tragedy. I would often ask “Why God” or “How could God allow this to happen.” I never really got answers even when I tried to learn about religion. First I do believe, I know I didn’t drop from the sky or came out of a test tube but I do question why God allows these tragedies to happen. I often hear my hubby saying God knew the beginning and the end, and he wanted to give us the choice to make decisions. If he knew the beginning and the end he would already know what will happen. He would know Mary would have to watch her son be nailed and stoned on a cross, he would know Satan would betray him, he would know of wars, rapes, murders, disasters and diseases so, the question is Why?
My only explanation, my opinion….. Will be a very controversial statement. If God knew the beginning and the end, he knew if he gave us choices what they would be, the future then WHY and HOW did he allow these tragedies.
I call God long suffering and patient precisely because he permits evil in the world. I know that there is no evil in him and yet if there is evil he is the author of it and yet untouched by it.