why?This must be the question on every person of faith's lips at this time. As the tsunami death toll rises above 60,000 and looks set to continue to rise, it is impossible to take in the pictures we see on the television. We don't understand.
Either God is in control, in which case how can He have let this happen? or He isn't in control. I'm not sure which thought is scarier.
Yesterday, as we were travelling between in-laws for Christmas visits, we got stuck in the M25 traffic. It was stop-start for miles, and I'd eaten a big lunch before we left. With no warning, I must have nodded off, only to be woken by the crunch of our bumper as it crashed into the car in front. Thankfully, no one was hurt, but it was a bit of a shock. As I watched the devestation in SE Asia on the television last night, I couldn't stop the blasphemous thought going through my head - did God fall asleep?
Thanks to steve for posting ways to help.
Lord have mercy, help us to help in real ways, with our prayers, and our pockets.