While bodies are being counted and the survivors mourn their losses through a shower of tears…
It is not the season for accusation or theodicy (defending God).
To accuse is utterly heartless, to theodicize is futile. God’s a big boy. He doesn’t need us to justify His ways, even through the most tragic storm of life.
But for the moment, a brief question to you who are tempted to question or accuse God. Then we should all return to sober, hand-over-our-mouth silence, and prayer.
Why do you care? A tree in the forest, a bug in the night, a moth in the light cares not if others fall around them. Why do you?
Habit? Cultural conditioning? Neurons aimlessly banging around the brain? Even worse, natural selection? (SELF-preservation)
Or the existence of a soul?
Yes, unlike a bug in the night, you are different. The existence of your care, your heart, your soul, the humanity caring so deeply, so readily in the midst of personal loss and tragedy says something very, very profound. Don’t miss it.
It’s part of the answer to your question. It drains some of the venom of your accusations.
Why love? Where’d THAT come from?
Think about it.