All hell broke loose this week in Las Vegas. It is a tragedy beyond words.
Tragedy plagues our planet. Earthquakes, hurricanes, tornados, floods, draughts....shall I continue?
Tragedy is a stark and sobering reality for the human race. After every tragedy where life is lost one of the questions we all ask is "Why?"
"Where is God when these things happen?"
Tragedy leaves us looking for answers that cannot be found easily and sometimes not at all.
We blame the shooter, the guns, the government, we even blame God.
We want someone to pay.
But rarely will we find an answer, a note, a message in the clouds. Rarely will we understand. And what puzzles us even more is that tragedy often takes the best of us and leaves the wretched untouched.
In a vacuum of answers the one thing I hope tragedy does when it knocks on your door is drive you to God. Don't run to him for answers. I've never found him willing to explain to us children why the boo boo hurts or why he didn't stop it. And when we ask, "Why did you allow this?" we almost always hear silence. I think the reason for God's silence is our inability to understand what has happened and what he is doing about it.
In the midst of tragedy don't look up in anger, look up in prayer to a loving God who cares more than you could ever know.