Safe Place with Ruth Graham

Safe Place with Ruth Graham


What does Jesus know about school slaughter?

posted by Ruth Graham

I don’t think any of us can get the school shootings out of our minds. The images haunt us. The news bombards us with speculation then finally facts make their way into the news. The analysts try to come up with answers and blame. It’s stunning. It is beyond comprehension. I try to put myself in the place of one of those parents…”if only”… “just a week ago”… life changed forever in a moment.

We rage against the only one safe…God. Why did He allow this? Couldn’t He have intervened? Couldn’t He have prevented it?

How can He be good? Fair? Just?

No. It does not make sense. How can He know how they/we feel? He was never in a school building being gunned down. He never had the shock of learning His child had been gunned down by a man crazed with a mental illness.

Will He strike me dead if we say we hate Him?  If we say we don’t trust Him anymore? How can I trust Him now? After what has happened. No it all seems so dark. So pointless.

The Christmas lights and music mock us.

Or do they?

Emmanuel. “God with us” is the message from God to all broken hearts.

 

 



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