I was riveted by the news on Friday morning, praying for the Sandy Hook elementary school. With less than two weeks to go before Christmas, there is a dark cloud over our country coping with another mass shooting. This time, the majority of the victims are very young children. Such a pit in my stomach.
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee commented that he’s not surprised this happened since God has been removed from the school system. “We really shouldn’t act all surprised…when all hell breaks loose.”
Sadly it was not Mr. Huckabee in the shooter’s line of fire!
God does not turn away from His people! God does not favor church-going members or Bible toters over others. This tragedy did not occur because of God.
Life happens because of people’s actions. Not God’s actions! God gave people free will to do whatever they damn well please. If they choose to pickup a gun and kill, then that is their choice. It is not God who kills.
When people use tragedies to question God’s presence, that’s where I need to step in and say my peace. They ask “If there’s a God, how can he let this happen?” God does not let these things happen. We do it ourselves. God did not create an idyllic society with a bunch of Stepford Wives. He created us, but we create our own world.
I am praying for Newtown and the families of the victims.