The young boy in my music class pounded the tambourine on the floor. This was after I’d demonstrated to everyone how to properly play our classroom instruments.
Visibly frustrated, I confiscated the instrument and commented (in jest): “If you break this tambourine, I’m coming to your house and breaking one of your toys.” The offender gazed at me blankly. However, another little boy spoke up matter of factly.
“God doesn’t do bad things. He doesn’t break toys.”Five Year Old Super Sage
My little friend had me there. I sheepishly admitted to everyone that he was right and I was wrong.
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you.Psalm 89:14 (NIV)
God is indeed right and fair and loving and faithful, yet we are prone to blame Him when bad things happen in this world.
For example, I know someone who lost faith in God after her father died during a routine medical procedure. She feels her dad’s life was taken; how could a loving God allow this?
Truly, this is a tragic situation. But is God really to blame? Perhaps it makes more sense for my friend not to believe in doctors.
So, where is God when terrible, evil, and incomprehensible things happen? He’s in the same place He was when His only son’s life was taken: on the throne.
Thank you for reading. 🙏❤️
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Portions of this post are from an earlier offering, back in May 2020.